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On-Air Film Review: Matthew Modine Pedals the ‘Hard Miles’

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on April 10th, 2024, reviewing “Hard Miles,” a new sports-inspirational film set featuring veteran actor Matthew Modine. In select theaters on April 19th, see local listings.

Podtalk: Matthew Modine, Director R.J. Daniel Hanna of ‘Hard Miles’

CHICAGO – The journey of a thousand miles begins … in the case of “Hard Miles” starring Matthew Modine … with a single pedal. “Hard Miles” joins the pantheon of cycling movies, in this case with Modine portraying a social worker who teaches his life lessons through a bicycling journey with his youthful charges.

CIFF23: Matthew Modine Pedals for ‘Hard Miles’ at 59th CIFF

CHICAGO – The stature and talent of actor Matthew Modine has loomed large for nearly two generations. He began his career in his early twenties, and continues to make an impact as he takes on new roles … for instance, that of a social worker in “Hard Miles,” which screened at the 59th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF).

Interview: Director Marie Ullrich on Blu-ray & DVD Release of ‘The Alley Cat’

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CHICAGO – Using Chicago as a backdrop has rarely been as kinetic and exciting as under the direction of Marie Ullrich. Expanding upon a short film she produced in 2010 called “Faster,” about a bike messenger in the Windy City, Ullrich went for a grittier and more emotional look at that world in “The Alley Cat” in 2014. The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 16th, 2016.

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