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Jan Chats with Writer/Director Lorene Scafaria

]Jan Chats with Writer/Director Lorene Scafaria Chicago Press Day for ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’ (First posted in 2012) You wake up one morning, turn on the news, and learn that a huge asteroid is heading toward earth. Facing certain destruction in a matter of days, what would YOU do? Lorene Scafaria […]

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Jan Chats with Director Tanya Wexler

Jan Chats with Director Tanya Wexler Chicago Press Day for Hysteria (First posted in 2012) Tanya Wexler’s new film Hysteria is a marvel of “loose/tight” properties. On the one hand, it’s tremendously funny. On the other hand, I was always laughing through my tears. Set in London circa 1880, Hysteria is loosely based on the career […]

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Jan Chats with Writer/Director Lynn Shelton

Jan Chats with Writer/Director Lynn Shelton Chicago Press Day for ‘Your Sister’s Sister’ (First posted in 2012) Lynn Shelton was in Chicago on June 5th to promote her new film Your Sister’s Sister starring Emily Blunt as “Iris,” with Rosemarie DeWitt as her sister “Hannah” and Mark Duplass as her best friend “Jack.” There is […]

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Jan Chats with Filmmaker Nadine Labaki

Jan Chats with Filmmaker Nadine Labaki Chicago Press Day for ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ (First Posted in 2012) Nadine Labaki’s breakout film Caramel was firmly set in contemporary Beirut, but her new film Where Do We Go Now? is Magical Realism. A mythical Lebanese village, surrounded by landmines, is dominated by a one church & […]

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Jan & Rich chat with Larysa Kondracki director & co-screenwriter (with Eilis Kirwan) of ‘The Whistleblower’ staring Rachel Weisz.

Jan & Rich chat with Larysa Kondracki director & co-screenwriter (with Eilis Kirwan) of THE WHISTLEBLOWER staring Rachel Weisz. (First Posted in 2011) FF2 NOTE: This interview was conducted at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema in Lincoln Park immediately after a “Word of Mouth” screening sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Jan: So […]

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Jan Chats with Cary Fukunaga & Mia Wasikowska about their new film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s classic ‘Jane Eyre’

Jan Chats with Cary Fukunaga & Mia Wasikowska about their new film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s classic ‘Jane Eyre’ (First Posted in 2011) Mia Wasikowska as “Jane Eyre.” All Photo Credits: Laurie Sparham/Focus Features American director Cary Fukunaga (pronounced “Fu-kun-a-ga”) and his Australian star Mia Wasikowska (pronounced “Vash-i-kov-ska”) came to Chicago on March 6 to […]

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