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When you are Bucky, you are forbidden to tell anyone. You do not get paid. You do it for the privilege of upholding a time-honored tradition. The time commitment is grueling enough.
Born In Chicago is a soulful documentary film that chronicles a uniquely musical passing of the torch. It’s the story of first generation blues performers who had made their way to Chicago from the Mississippi Delta and their ardent and unexpected followers - young white, middle class kids who followed the evocative music to smoky clubs deep in Chicago’s ghettos. Passed down from musician to musician, the Chicago blues transcended the color lines of the 1960s as young, white Chicago musicians apprenticed themselves to legends such as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. Official Selection, 2013 South By Southwest Film Festival.
Casting About is a lyrical documentary that explores the experience of casting for a dramatic film, weaving together footage from auditions with 350 actresses in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, and Los Angeles (with 39 actresses who auditioned in Chicago appearing in the film). Janice Page of The Boston Globe
This Michigan-made Lionsgate thriller stars Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, “CSI: Miami” star Adam Rodriguez and Chris Klein.
Ivy League Freshman, Aaron Milton, 17 (played by Nightmare on Elm Street's Kyle Gallner) gets a different kind of education when he falls for Linda, 34 (played by Laura Allen) a vivacious former wild-child who has returned to college to straighten out her life.
The fates of an aging hitman (Frank Vincent, The Sopranos, Casino) and a washed up detective (Chicago theatre veteran Danny Goldring) become entwined when one last job leads to one last chance to settle an old score.
Blind love, clandestine love, and love in vain all figure in the interlocking stories of battling baristas, betrayed spouses, inveterate tellers of tales, and caffeine addicts, all brought together by fate late one night in a Chicago coffee shop. One hour before closing time, the customers suddenly pour in and
Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation.
Winner of the International Critics' Prize at the Toronto Film Festival, DEATH OF A PRESIDENT is conceived as a fictional TV documentary broadcast in 2008, reflecting on another monstrously despicable and cataclysmic event: the assassination of President George W. Bush on October 19th, 2007.
A girl's obsession with her brother's disappearance leads her on a nightmarish journey through a small town's harrowing landscape where she is faced with a deadly proposition. How far will she go to save the people she loves?