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Indies That Might Not Suck: ‘Opie Gets Laid,’ ‘Hollywood Jerome’

CHICAGOToday’s post is dedicated to three small fries. While many of them never break through, the few who do can rock your world as much if not more than the big boys and girls in Hollywood. I like trying to sniff them out.

On the Scene: Video of ‘The Dark Knight’ Filming in Chicago

I just finished interviewing “A Mighty Heart” director Michael Winterbottom to find that my correspondent, Phil Tadros of MetroProper, has quickly delivered on my request.

News: ‘Once’ Soundtrack, ‘Ocean’s Thirteen’ Premiere Events, Robert Rodriguez to Direct ‘Barbarella’

The soundtrack album for “Once” has been released by Canvasback, Columbia Records and Sony Music Soundtrax.

New Line Records will release the soundtrack to the upcoming New Line Cinema film “Hairspray” on July 10.

‘Desert Bayou’ Delves Deep Into Hurricane Katrina’s Human Psyche

CHICAGO – When Hurricane Katrina rocked New Orleans in 2005, Chicago filmmaker Alex LeMay became fixated on the soul behind the ruin.

Comprehensive Film Release Schedule Through 2008

Updated: 5/1/07 11:39 p.m.
I have compiled as many upcoming films from as many studios as possible as I can currently confirm through 2008.

Critic’s Pick: Irish Indie Film ‘Once’ Begins 14-Day U.S. Tour

CHICAGO – While full coverage with interviews will follow a Chicago press day on May 8, 2007, I stand by the Irish indie film “Once” now as a critic’s pick.

Current Content Pipeline, Screening Schedule

Updated: 5/3/07 10:02 a.m. Here is my current content pipeline and Chicago screening schedule. Those listed under “content pipeline” have already been screened and interviewed or are planned.

Content Pipeline
1) IMAX President Greg Foster
2) “Once” director John Carney

‘TMNT’ Director Kevin Munroe Envisions R-Rated CGI

CHICAGO – “CGI is getting hampered by being defined as a ‘kiddie’ medium,” said “TMNT” writer/director Kevin Munroe in an interview with Adam Fendelman.

HollywoodChicago.com Posts New Logo

CHICAGO – HollywoodChicago.com has incorporated its new logo!

Adam Brody, Jon Kasdan Interview Published on MidwestBusiness.com

My interview with “In the Land of Women” star Adam Brody and director Jon Kasdan has been published on MidwestBusiness.com.

Full Audio Interview: Adam Brody, Jon Kasdan on ‘In the Land of Women’

CHICAGO – Adam Fendelman interviews “In the Land of Women” star Adam Brody and director Jon Kasdan on April 10 in Chicago. This MP3 audio file is 15 minutes and 40 seconds in length and is 14.3 MB in size.

Click here to listen.

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  • Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret

    CHICAGO – When faced with adversity, the best way around it is to somehow break into song. That is the feeling behind the Brown Paper Box Co.’s “Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret,” running April 7th and 8th at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The event features company member Kristi Szczepanek as host, and presents song stylings by other company members, including Anna Schutz, plus some special guests. For details and ticket information, click here.

  • Kid Thing, The

    CHICAGO – Like the awesome Engine Who Could, the mighty Nothing Without a Company stage crafters have constructed another triumph at their new home in Berger Mansion on Chicago’s north side. “The Kid Thing” – written by Sarah Gubbins – is a terse, convincing and emotional play about fear, identity and breeding, and it is performed by its cast of five with utter authenticity. The show has a Thursday-Sunday run at the Berger North Mansion through April 15th, 2017. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

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