Interviews

See the 80’s Cult Slasher Sleepaway Camp with star Felissa Rose in Person (Oct. 14 – Chicago)

See the 80’s Cult Slasher Sleepaway Camp with star Felissa Rose in Person (Oct. 14 – Chicago)

| October 11, 2017

Sleepaway Camp is one of the most beloved slasher films of the 80’s, boasting one of the greatest endings in the history of horror cinema.  Felissa Rose, a young teenager when she played the role of Angela in Sleepaway Camp, is known as one of the most charming and friendly folks on the horror convention circuit. This Saturday, Oct. […]

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Gary Michael Schultz brings Vincent N Roxxy to Chicago (Sept. 29th, Davis Theater)

Gary Michael Schultz brings Vincent N Roxxy to Chicago (Sept. 29th, Davis Theater)

| September 27, 2017

This Friday, Sept. 29th, Chicago Native, Gary Michael Schultz is bringing his thrilling new indie feature, Vincent N Roxxy, to Chicago for the Premiere of the Tribeca Film Festival sensation, starring Emile Hirsch and Zoe Kravitz in her break out role. Vincent N Roxxy is a gleeful Bonnie and Clyde meets Tarantino meets Grindhouse style lovers in […]

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Gary Sherman Brings Death Line (aka Raw Meat) Reconstruction to Chicago (Sept. 29, Davis Theater)

Gary Sherman Brings Death Line (aka Raw Meat) Reconstruction to Chicago (Sept. 29, Davis Theater)

| September 25, 2017

Gary Sherman, director of Dead & Buried, Poltergeist III, and Vice Squad, is bringing Death Line (aka Raw Meat) to Chicago for the 45th Anniversary of the lovingly reconstructed Death Line to give Chicago fans their first chance to see Sherman’s original cut of the film in beautiful color with a fantastic soundtrack. Death Line is screening […]

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Phantom of the Opera with Live Organ by Jay Warren (Sept. 22nd – Davis Theater)

Phantom of the Opera with Live Organ by Jay Warren (Sept. 22nd – Davis Theater)

| September 13, 2017

If you’ve never seen a silent film projected while someone plays live organ to the flicking images above, you are truly missing a magical experience. On September 22nd, 2017, Jay Warren will be playing organ accompaniment to one of the most beloved and terrifying of all silent films: The Phantom of the Opera (1925) at the Davis Theater, 4614 […]

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An Interview with Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau

An Interview with Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau

| September 7, 2017

A couple years ago I was cleaning out my father’s basement office at our home in Omaha, Nebraska. My father had been an avid deer hunter and the walls of the room were covered in antlers and paintings depicting a variety of impressive bucks either standing majestically atop a mountain or pensively gazing into a […]

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An Interview With Bill Morrison

An Interview With Bill Morrison

| June 9, 2017

In the town of Hoppegarten just east of Berlin there is a bunker. The facility is kept cooled to 6 degrees Celsius and contains a row of 40 small rooms separated from one another by steel doors. This bunker, located next to the Stasi’s old encryption headquarters, is not a facility for protecting military personnel, […]

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Interview with Jackson Stewart (Director of Beyond The Gates)

Interview with Jackson Stewart (Director of Beyond The Gates)

| April 6, 2017

For many horror fans, the 80’s are one of the great high points in horror cinema. The mere mention of films like The Howling, Scanners, My Bloody Valentine, Hell Night, April Fool’s Day and many others brings a wide smile to a variety of genre fans. Horror fans are always searching for something new, and a new film […]

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An Interview With Kasper Collin

An Interview With Kasper Collin

| March 24, 2017

There’s a story that theater critic Kenneth Tynan once told regarding Miles Davis’ seminal album Kind of Blue. One evening Tynan was in his study listening to the record when his nine-year-old daughter entered to kiss him goodnight. At the sound of the music the little girl suddenly paused and after a moment declared, “That’s […]

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An Interview with Rob Cannan and Ross Adam

An Interview with Rob Cannan and Ross Adam

| September 23, 2016

The complexities of how we create and consume narrative are compellingly explored in Rob Cannan and Ross Adam’s documentary The Lovers and the Despot. The story follows South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee who meet and fall in love in 1950’s post-war Korea. In 1978, after a string of successful films bringing […]

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Don’t Blink: An Interview With Laura Israel

Don’t Blink: An Interview With Laura Israel

| July 11, 2016

In Jack Kerouac’s classic 1957 novel On The Road, the author says, “What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? It’s the too huge world vaulting us, and it’s goodbye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the […]

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