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Via Zoom: Lead Actors of ‘Ma Belle, My Beauty,’ at Gene Siskel Film Center Thru Sept. 8, 2021

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CHICAGO – If you ever wondered how a polyamorous relationship might play out – in this case He-She-She – then writer/director Marion Hill has created “Ma Belle, My Beauty” as one such delving into the territory. The Gene Siskel Film Center presents the Sundance Film Festival Award Winner through September 8th, 2021.

Audio Film Review: Do You Here What I Hear? Review of ‘CODA’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review on the new release “CODA” – the Grand Jury Prize winner as Best Film at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival – now in theaters and streaming on Apple TV+ beginning August 13th, 2021.

Film Review: Celebration! On-Air Review of ‘Summer of Soul’

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on July 1st, 2021, reviewing the a new documentary, “Summer of Soul,” in theaters and streaming on Hulu on July 2nd.

Pride Week!: Audio Review of Award-Winning ‘Gun Hill Road’

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CHICAGO – Jon Lennon Espino of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review on the PRIDE film “Gun Hill Road” (2011), currently on TUBI for free, about the culture of Latino machismo when confronted with a transgender son. Happy Pride Week!

Via Zoom: Idella Johnson & Hannah Pepper of ‘Ma Belle, My Beauty’

CHICAGO – After garnering a major honor at the Sundance Film Festival – the Audience Award in the NEXT category – “Ma Belle, My Beauty” made an impression with its intimate look at polyamorous (group of three) lovers, particularly the lead actors portraying the two women, Idella Johnson and Hannah Pepper.

Film News: That’s a Wrap! 2021 Sundance Film Festival Top Five

CHICAGO – It was one week of 73 feature films and 50 shorts, and it was shared with a virtual and online audience. The 2021 Sundance Film Festival will be remembered as within the pandemic sphere, but it also was notable for the depth and breadth of their film offerings, and how it reached a larger cinema universe.

Film News: ‘CODA’ is Top Film at 2021 Sundance Film Festival

CHICAGO – The 2021 Sundance Film Festival will be long remembered as the “virtual” version due to the pandemic, but there are always the real films, and the festival announced their competition honorees on February 2nd, in a virtual ceremony hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt.

Film News: Virtual 2021 Sundance Film Festival Gets Beyond Itself

CHICAGO – The compact 2021 Sundance Film Festival is on the sixth day of seven, but the offerings are still coming. This year’s festival is virtual and online, meaning anyone with a ticket or a pass can indulge in the film offerings throughout the festival, which runs until Wednesday, February 3rd.

Film News: Virtual 2021 Sundance Film Festival in Last 3 Days

CHICAGO – The 2021 Sundance Film Festival is winding down on Day Five, after a huge weekend of film premieres. This year’s festival is virtual and online, meaning anyone with a ticket or a pass can indulge in the film offerings throughout the festival, which runs until Wednesday, February 3rd.

Film News: Virtual 2021 Sundance Film Festival Keeps Delivering

On the Count of Three

CHICAGO – The 2021 Sundance Film Festival is now in Day Four, offering over 20 premieres on January 31st. This year’s festival is virtual and online, meaning anyone with a ticket or a pass can indulge in the film offerings throughout the festival, which runs until February 3rd.

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  • Chicago Party Aunt

    CHICAGO – The funny meter of Netflix went off the scale last week, as the animated series “Chicago Party Aunt” made its debut on September 17th. What began as a Twitter account by comic actor Chris Witaske (who also provides his voice talent) has morphed into the cartoon adventures of Aunt Diane Dumbowski, her nephew Daniel, and an array of familiar Chicago-isms and characters.

  • Factory Theater, The

    CHICAGO – It’s time again for live theater in Chicago, and The Factory Theater – in anticipation of their 2021-22 Season – is launching “Quiet Please! It’s A Silent Auction,” an online silent auction through the month of August (the 1st-31st). An amazing array of goods and services are available for bidding, and can be accessed by clicking here.

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