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Podtalk: Director Derrick Borte on ‘Unhinged’ with Russell Crowe

CHICAGO – America is at a boiling point. The pandemic, the election, the divisiveness and general atmosphere has reformulated us in many profound ways. Director Derrick Borte explores those themes in the new release “Unhinged,” which also has the distinction of being the first film to be distributed to all open nationwide theaters on Friday, August 21st.

UPDATE: Chicago’s Music Box Screens 'Inception,' AMC ReOpens, Plus Gene Siskel At-Home Series

Inception (10th Anniversary)

CHICAGO – An exciting opening on Friday, August 14th, 2020, for the historic Music Box Theatre (which was the first movie house to open with safety precautions last month). They will be the ONLY movie theater in America to screen the 70mm print of director Christopher Nolan’s “Inception.” AMC Theaters in Chicago and surrounding suburbs are re-opening on August 20th.

UPDATE: Music Box Theatre IS OPEN! Gene Siskel Center Continues At-Home Screenings

CHICAGO – Using safety-first precautions, the Music Box Theatre of Chicago has reopened as of July 3rd for limited seating (see link below for details). The Gene Siskel Film Center continues “Film Center From Your Sofa.”

Film News: Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema ‘Father’s Day Cheer’ from June 19-21, 2020

CHICAGO – The Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) of Chicago, coming off their popular “Audience Choice Winners Rewind” and recent “Taiwan Cinema Online,” will present a specially curated “Father’s Day Cheer” from June 19th to 21st, 2020.

Film News: Asian Pop-Up Cinema Winners of ‘Funniest Stay-At-Home Short Film Competition’

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CHICAGO – The Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) of Chicago, and their international Selection Committee, has announced the winners of the APUC “Funniest Stay-At-Home Short Film Competition. The competition took place over the last three months of the global quarantine, and attracted entries from the U.S. and the world.

UPDATE: Chicago’s Music Box Theatre and Gene Siskel Film Center At-Home Screenings

Music Box, Gene Siskel Center

CHICAGO – Both the Music Box Theatre and the Gene Siskel Film Center have continued their at-home screenings, due to the physical theaters staying closed for now. Below are the updates to their current offerings.

Interview: 2020 DePaul University Actor Graduate Eamon Hurd

CHICAGO – The Class of 2020 certainly got the rawest of deals, as the Coronavirus quarantine shut down college campuses all over the country, depriving Seniors of their final days. This included Chicago’s DePaul University, affecting one of their Class of 2020 actor grads (BFA), Eamon Hurd.

Film News: Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema ‘Taiwan Cinema Online’ from June 8-12, 2020

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CHICAGO – The Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) of Chicago, coming off their popular “Audience Choice Winners Rewind” in May, will present a specially curated “Mini Focus,” June 5th to 12th, 2020, featuring “Taiwan Cinema Online.” All it takes to access the films – a short films program and five features – for FREE is to register at the APUC website on the day the film is schedule to stream.

Film News: Asian Pop-Up Cinema ‘Audience Choice Winners Rewind’ Finale, May 30-31, 2020

APUC Season Eight 2019

CHICAGO – The Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) of Chicago is highlighting their past program line up of award-winning and culturally important films with “Audience Choice Winners Rewind” – an event that allows streaming the films on specific dates throughout the next several weeks.

Film News: Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema ‘Audience Choice Winners Rewind’ from Japan

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CHICAGO – The Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) of Chicago is highlighting their past program line up of award-winning and culturally important films with “Audience Choice Winners Rewind” – an event that allows streaming the films on specific dates throughout the next several weeks.

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  • Young Rock
    HollywoodChicago.com Television Rating: 5.0/5.0
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    CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on February 18th, 2021, reviewing the new TV series “Young Rock,” Tuesdays on NBC-TV.

  • What Did Clyde Hide?

    CHICAGO – What is one of the greatest survival instincts of the pandemic? Creativity. The Zoom web series “What Did Clyde Hide?” is the result of a creative effort from Executive Producer/Show Runner Ruth Kaufman, Producer Sandy Gulliver and Director Sean Patrick Leonard. Kaufman and Leonard talk about the series, naturally, via Zoom.

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