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Daniel Patton

16
Dec
2021
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CRC Helps ‘Archetypes’ Earn Three Grammy Noms

On the 2021 album Archetypes, Chicago Recording Company (CRC) engineer Jonathan Lackey helped transform an ambitious musical vision into a trio of Grammy nominations.  Archetypes is a collection of 12 “collaboratively composed” tracks by Brazilian guitarist Sérgio Assad, Chicago avant-garde classical ensemble Third Coast Percussion and Brazilian-American vocalist / multi-instrumentalist Clarice Assad, who is also Sérgio’s daughter. With an array of Latin accents, tricky beats...
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23
Nov
2021
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These Films Have Audiences Buzzing at the Black Harvest Film Festival

The Black Harvest Film Festival shines a stunning spotlight on Black voices from across the country and around the globe, with the month-long festival running through December 2nd at the Gene Siskel Film Center. There is much more ahead for you to enjoy, including the Closing Night screening of Spike Lee’s classic Jungle Fever in 35 mm, the “Made in Chicago” shorts program, and an...
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29
Oct
2021
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What Rebecca Hall Wants You to Know about Her Directorial Debut ‘Passing,’ Starring Tessa Thompson

Racial identity and female-driven storytelling are at the heart of the profound and elegant psychological drama, Passing. Vicky Cristina Barcelona actor Rebecca Hall makes her directorial debut with this feature, and Rebecca stopped by for a thoroughly inspiring and entertaining chat with SCREEN’s Dan Patton, right before its recent premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival. Enjoy this exclusive preview of the film, as well...
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28
Sep
2021
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Patrick Wimp named Program Lead of Second City Film School

Patrick Wimp has been named Program Lead of the Second City Film School. A cinematographer, director, writer and producer whose credits range from TV series to shorts and feature films, he brings a mother lode of industry knowledge to the legendary institution. “I want to help students get where they’re going faster,” he says. “I want to teach them some of the things that I...
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7
Sep
2021
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Matzke’s ‘The Orchestra’ Ready for an Encore

Director Curtis Matzke’s five-minute short, The Orchestra, premiered this month at filmshortage.com. A one-act thriller with virtually no dialogue, the film transforms a student music rehearsal into a crescendo of terror that builds throughout the story.  Nimble direction — along with composer Tony Scott-Green’s mysterious score and actor Gillian Butcher’s intimate performance — have helped The Orchestra win numerous awards since its theatrical premiere at...
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17
Aug
2021
3

Mossman’s Good Guy With A Gun Now Filming; Swanberg, Pasquesi Highlight Cast

Director John Mossman knows a thing or two about the good-guy-with-a-gun theory. A lifelong hunter and target shooter, he has witnessed its ability to upset liberals and thrill conservatives, to be a trigger among triggers, time and again. That’s one of the reasons why he decided to use it as the title for his next movie, which is currently filming in Lockport, Illinois, and the...
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19
Jul
2021
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‘Meaning and a Lack Thereof’ A Triumph Over the Pandemic

A group of young Chicagoans scored a win for the creative community by hosting a gallery premiere and artists’ exhibition called Meaning and a Lack Thereof earlier this month in Logan Square.  Running until August 15, Meaning showcases the work of Lucca Colombelli and Cormac Steinbock (pictured here, left to right), who met about three years ago while studying at the Art Institute of Chicago....
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