Author Archive: Elaine Hegwood Bowen

Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., is an editor, writer and film critic in Chicago. She is the author of "Old School Adventures from Englewood--South Side of Chicago" and the proud parent of "the smart rapper"--chemist-turned-rapper, turned humanitarian...Psalm One!

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After Love

After Love

| November 21, 2017

From the director of Our Children Joachim Fosse comes the story of Boris (Cédric Kahn) and Marie (Bérénice Bejo), a couple who have decided to separate after 15 years together. They have two girls that they adore, but tensions rise as cash-strapped Boris continues to live in the family home. Neither of the two is willing […]

The Divine Order

The Divine Order

| November 16, 2017

Following a sold-out screening at the Chicago International Film Festival in October, The Divine Order – Switzerland’s official entry to the Oscars – is a total crowd-pleaser and winner of the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film is garnering critical acclaim in New York as its theatrical release expands in the coming weeks. […]

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Never Steady, Never Still

Never Steady, Never Still

| October 31, 2017

I wasn’t familiar with actress Shirley Henderson until I saw her in Urban Myth, but I know that she has appeared in dozens of films, including in the Harry Potter franchise. At that point, I was hooked. I very much loved her in the film Never Steady, Never Still, in her portrayal of a mom, […]

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2017 Portland Film Festival

2017 Portland Film Festival

| October 26, 2017

The 2017 Portland Film Festival, presented by Comcast, will  screen 152 narrative and documentary films October 30th through November 5th, 2017, at Portland’s iconic Laurelhurst Theater.  The festival will include special opening and closing night screenings and parties, a Pittock Mansion Gala, educational panels, workshops, special presentations, and daily networking events and opportunities throughout the festival. This year’s fifth edition will […]

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Chasing the Blues

Chasing the Blues

| October 10, 2017

Fulton Market Films announces the world premiere of Chasing the Blues, the latest production from the Chicago-based studio, at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival (October 12-26, 2017). Co-written and directed by Scott Smith (Being Bucky), the music-centric dramedy follows two rival record collectors (Grant Rosenmeyer, Money Monster, The Royal Tenenbaums and Ronald L. Connor, […]

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SHOT

SHOT

| September 21, 2017

“Every day 90 people are killed by gun violence. 200 more are shot and hospitalized.” A gripping drama about three lives irrevocably changed when a gun is accidentally fired on a busy Los Angeles street, SHOT is a visceral roller coaster ride unflinchingly exploring the consequences of gun violence in America. SHOT begins as sound mixer […]

Footnotes

Footnotes

| September 19, 2017

Inspired by the films of Jacques Demy and Stanley Donen, Footnotes is a whimsical and original musical comedy about Julie, a young woman struggling to make ends meet in France’s radically changing economy. Living out of a backpack, Julie spends her days jumping from job to job until she’s finally offered a temporary stockroom position […]

Glory

Glory

| September 17, 2017

When Tzanko Petrov (Stefan Denolyubov), a stuttering, scraggly-bearded railroad linesman discovers millions of dollars on some rural train tracks, he decides to turn the entire amount over to the police.  The authorities, ever grateful, reward him with a televised ceremony and a new wristwatch.  But when the glitzy new watch stops working, Julia Staikova (Margita […]

Peanuts by Schulz: School Days

Peanuts by Schulz: School Days

| August 29, 2017

Peanuts by Schulz: School Days is a collection of classic Peanuts shorts that is great for everyone—young and old. So whether you are going back to school or you are the parents of someone going back to school everyone can kick off the new school year with Snoopy and Charlie Brown on Warner Bros. Home […]

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Heal the Living

Heal the Living

| August 27, 2017

Heal the Living is available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms on August 29. Director and co-writer Katell Quillévéré’s film, adapted from the Booker Prize long listed novel by Maylis de Kerangal, is an elegant and moving drama about families brought together by shocking news. Quillévéré carefully weaves together three seemingly unrelated stories: a French […]

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