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Short Film Trailer: DINNER IN HYDE PARK

Please join us for our first public screening:7p Saturday July 13 at Chicago FilmmakersChicagoFilmmakers ShowPup Productions is pleased to present a new short film from Jon Silver. A Chicago writer invites younger versions of himself for dinner, but he is deeply confounded by his ex-girlfriends attendance and the interruption of a surprise. Written and Directed […]

A PRIMER ON SHANE CARRUTH

By Hank Strickler Hollywood’s great filmmakers often have fascinating debut projects. First works are an auteur’s style laid bare; generally unobstructed by mainstream studio pressure or massive box office expectations. Reservoir Dogs might not be your favorite Tarantino flick, but his knack for making pedestrian conversations essential is unavoidable without the sheen of tens of […]

Cannes’ Case Against Netflix is Pretty Weak

Image courtesy of france-amerique.com By Hank Strickler In 2017, audiences at the Cannes Film Festival booed several Netflix films when the streaming giant’s logo appeared on screen. The crowd reaction was in response to Netflix’s decision to circumvent a theatrical run and release their films “direct-to-platform.” Well-known for being defensive of their cinemas, French audiences […]