Thomas’ animated feature from play in development

CHERYL THOMAS is the writer and executive producer of the in-development animated feature Elv-olution, adapted from her own play, which ran in December at the Greenhouse Theater and is slated for a

CUFF’s 20th season March 6-10 at the Logan Theatre

“The festival or me personally?” Chicago Underground Film Festival programmer and artistic director Bryan Wendorf retorts when asked if he expected to be around this long.

MWFF 2013 season opens with Looby’s ‘Be Good’ feature

TODD LOOBY’S FEATURE BE GOOD opens Midwest Independent Film Festival’s 2013 season Feb. 5.  The Chicago-made indie, written and directed by Looby, stars Amy Seimetz (

Cooper’s ‘The Painter’ adds voice to child violence

DIRECTOR KEVIN COOPER of Amarok Productions, who directed the family dog film I Heart Shakey, arguably the first stereo

Looby’s short ‘Lollywood’ doc screens at Slamdance

TODD LOOBY’S short documentary Lollywood, about a teenage filmmaker and war orphan at Liberia Mission, Inc. screens Jan. 20 and 23 in the Slamdance Film Festival. Looby’s narrative short Son of None, shot duri

Paralympic sprinter Katy Sullivan stars in short film

PARALYMPIC SPRINTER AND ACTRESS Katy Sullivan co-stars with Chicago veteran character actor Ron Dean in non-profit Blue Damen Pictures’ short film,

Borowski’s 'Panzram’ serial killer doc out on DVD

SERIAL KILLER SPECIALIST John Borowski (H.H. Holmes, Albert Fish) has released streaming and DVD versions of his third documentary, Carl Panzram: The Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance

Ross’ drama one of 5 nominees for Gotham fest prize

MUMBLECORE PRACTITIONER Frank V. Ross’ romantic drama Tiger Tale in Blue is one of five nominees for the Nov. 26 Gotham Independent Film Awards’ Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You p

Siegel teams with Kartemquin for Muhammad Ali doc

DOCUMENTARIAN BILL SIEGEL producer director of the Oscar nominated The Weather Underground

Director Wexler develops thriller as his third feature

BORIS WEXLER (Roundabout American) of Escape Films is developing the thriller feature Chat, about a severely l

Rachel Cook’s doc opens Friday’s Social Change Fest

THE PREMIERE OF RACHEL COOK’S documentary, The Microlending Film Project, is being featured at the Oct. 5-7 Chicago Internatio

Music Box hosts United Film Festival Sept. 22-27

THE UNITED FILM FESTIVAL returns to the Music Box Theatre Sept. 22-27 with a program that includes some 19 narrative and documentary features and 21 shorts.

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