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Jan Chats with Director Kasi Lemmons about her new film ‘Talk to Me’

Jan Chats with Director Kasi Lemmons about her new film ‘Talk to Me’ (First Posted in 2007)  Kasi Lemmons came to Chicago on Thursday, June 7, 2007, for a “Word-of-Mouth Screening” followed by audience Q&A. The next morning, Jan met with Kasi to discuss TALK TO ME—her film about the relationship between Ralph “Petey” Greene […]

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Jan Chats with Emma Roberts: the new ‘Nancy Drew’

Jan Chats with Emma Roberts: the new ‘Nancy Drew’ (First Posted in 2007) Emma Roberts came to Chicago last month to meet with fans & members of the press. Maureen Gombas & Jan Lisa Huttner talked with Emma about how she prepared herself for the classic role, what it’s like to be a young Hollywood actress, […]

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Lessons from Our Favorite Film: Jan & Rich Chat with Historian Michael Oren about ‘Lawrence of Arabia’

Lessons from Our Favorite Film: Jan & Rich Chat with Historian Michael Oren about ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ (First Posted in 2007) JAN: Boker Tov, Michael. Our subject today is LAWRENCE OF ARABIA & how this movie influenced American thinking about the Middle East. LAWRENCE was originally released in theaters in December, 1962. When was the […]

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Jan Chats with Ivy Meeropol about ‘Heir to an Execution’

Jan Chats with Ivy Meeropol about ‘Heir to an Execution’ (First Posted in 2004) Director Ivy Meeropol is the granddaughter of Ethel & Julius Rosenberg. Photograph by Thomas Ambrose (Ivy’s Husband) In a previous era of international conflict, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were accused of giving atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, and then, in […]

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Jan Chats with director Deborah Kampmeier about her film ‘Virgin’

Jan Chats with director Deborah Kampmeier about her film ‘Virgin’ (First Posted in 2005) Deborah Kampmeier’s film VIRGIN was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards in 2004, but none of the usual suspects were interested in distributing it. Fortunately VIRGIN was recently released on DVD. Jan Lisa Huttner called Kampmeier at her home in New […]

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Jan Chats with Director and Screenwriter Grinder Chadha about New Film ‘Bride and Prejudice’

Jan Chats with Director and Screenwriter Grinder Chadha about New Film ‘Bride and Prejudice’ (First Posted in 2005) ‘Bride and Prejudice’, Gurinder Chadha’s new musical extravaganza, opened in Chicago on February 12th. Jan Lisa Huttner chatted with Gurinder two days before by phone. Jan was at her desk in Chicago. Gurinder was out and about, […]

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