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Jan Chats with Richard Lewis about ‘Barney’s Version’ (his new adaption of  Mordechi Richler’s final novel) 

Jan Chats with Richard Lewis about ‘Barney’s Version’ (his new adaption of  Mordechi Richler’s final novel) 

(First Posted in 2011)


Director Richard J. Lewis (right) with BARNEY’S VERSION stars Paul Giamatti (“Barney”)
& Rosamund Pike (“Miriam”) at the 67th annual Venice Film Festival (9/10/10).
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Jan Chats about ‘Conviction’ with director Tony Goldwyn & screenwriter Pamela Gray

Jan Chats about ‘Conviction’ with director Tony Goldwyn & screenwriter Pamela Gray

(First Posted in 2010)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The first time each character is discussed, her name is introduced in quotes to remind FF2 readers that this interview is about “characters” rather than “real people.”read more.

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Jan Chats with Valerie Tripp, Author of the ‘Kit Kittredge’ books

Jan Chats with Valerie Tripp, Author of the ‘Kit Kittredge’ books

(First Posted in 2010)

Author Valerie Tripp is best known for creating new characters for American Girl (the phenomenally successful company founded by Pleasant T. Rowland in 1986 and acquired by Mattel, Inc. in 1998).

I am especially fond of the characters Tripp created for the Kit Kittredge series.read more.

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Jan Chats with Sheila Baldwin about ‘Precious’

Jan Chats with Sheila Baldwin about ‘Precious’

(First Posted in 2009)

On a beautiful Fall day, November 20 to be exact, Jan sat down with Columbia College Chicago professor Sheila Baldwin to discuss Lee Daniels’ controversial new film PRECIOUS. (Please note that the film’s full title is PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE.)read more.

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Jan Chats with Gaylen Ross About Her Controversial New Doc ‘Killing Kasztner’

Jan Chats with Gaylen Ross About Her Controversial New Doc ‘Killing Kasztner’

(First Posted in 2009)

Reszo Kasztner was a leading member of a Zionist rescue group in Budapest when the Germans occupied Hungary in March, 1944. This was late in the War, the Germans were clearly losing, and in a sudden about face, Adolph Eichmann offered to negotiate.read more.

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Jan Chats with Director Lone Scherfig

Jan Chats with Director Lone Scherfig

(First Posted in 2009)

Danish director Lone Scherfig spent the weekend of October 10th in Chicago, screening her new film AN EDUCATION at our 45th annual Chicago International Film Festival. On Sunday, October 11, she came to a private reception in her honor hosted by WITASWAN, then we all joined her for the screening plus Q&A.read more.

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