Author Archive: Elaine Hegwood Bowen

Elaine Hegwood Bowen 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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Spanish Lake

Spanish Lake

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new documentary called Spanish Lake that will premiere at select theaters throughout the country on July 10 looks at the white flight that has transpired in the town of Spanish Lake in the northeastern part of Saint Louis, Missouri, within the last couple of decades. The exodus of white families who had been living […]

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The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

| July 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The theme running through the new movie The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is that apes don’t kill apes and that humans are not family because they kill one another. The last movie left viewers wondering as a virus called the Simian Flu hit the country, one that was spurred by an Alzheimer’s treatment […]

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2 Autumns, 3 Winters

2 Autumns, 3 Winters

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

 2 Autumns, 3 Winters is a quirky romantic comedy that celebrates both life’s most significant and simplest moments to winning effect. “Writer/director Sébastien Betbeder’s film has all the hallmarks of a traditional, heartfelt romantic comedy!” says FilmSchoolRejects.com. The film, a Cannes Film Festival selection and critically praised selection at Rendezvous with French Cinema earlier this year, […]

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The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Notes on the Life of Nat Hentoff

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Notes on the Life of Nat Hentoff

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Notes on the Life of Nat Hentoff opens on June 25 at the IFC Center in New York City. And Hentoff, age 89, who was born in Boston and educated at Northeastern University, should be so proud to have this documentary available for all to see. Directed by […]

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A Wife Alone

A Wife Alone

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Wife Alone is a dark psychological thriller about an ill-fated marriage in the suburbs of upstate New York. The plot centers around Jane, an attractive young bride who marries a naive investment banker named Park, desperate to marry before his 30th birthday. The young, ostensibly happy couple buys a quaint house in a nice […]

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A Picture of You

A Picture of You

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kyle and Jen, estranged siblings, travel from New York City to rural Pennsylvania to pack up the home of their recently deceased mother. While there, they inadvertently make a shocking discovery that turns their world upside-down. A serious movie about life that collides into a funny movie about death, A Picture of You is a […]

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The 12th Annual Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival

The 12th Annual Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Chicago African Diaspora International Film Festival is back to celebrate 12 years of consecutive work in the Windy City. To be held from June 13-19, hosted by Facets Cinematheque and presented by Art Mattan Productions, the festival will showcase 14 documentary and fiction films set in The United States, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, […]

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THE FIX

THE FIX

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new documentary having its world premiere at the SOHO International Film Festival on May 19 and May 21 at the Village East Cinema in New York City is called THE FIX, which follows Junior, a young father trying to turn his life around after years of heroin addiction, as he joins forces with a […]

Next Year Jerusalem

Next Year Jerusalem

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Let’s see, there is 91-year-old Helen who has never been out of the United States and is excited to see the Dead Sea. She is committed to journaling the trip so she won’t forget things. She has cast to the side the reality that she is due to undergo heart surgery. Her world for now […]

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As High as the Sky

As High as the Sky

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

As High as the Sky is an indie film made on a small budget by first time director Nikki Braendlin. It was shot with a mostly female cast and crew in Los Angeles in a mid-century Eichler modern home. But this doesn’t take away from the breadth of this film, which is a fantastic look […]

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