Roy's World: Barry Gifford's Chicago

Roy's World: Barry Gifford's Chicago

A FILM BY: Rob Christopher
WRITTEN BY: Rob Christopher, Barry Gifford (original stories)
STARRING: Barry Gifford

Director Rob Christopher and Barry Gifford in Attendance for a Post-Film Q&A 

Hailed as “William Faulkner by way of B-movie film noir, porn paperbacks and Sun Records rockabilly,” poet, author, and screenwriter Barry Gifford has given the world more than forty works, including the Sailor and Lula novels that inspired David Lynch’s “Wild At Heart.” Featuring Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon, and Lili Taylor, Rob Christopher’s documentary brilliantly brings to life Gifford’s autobiographical collection of stories, capturing a vanished 1950s Chicago through an impressionistic combination of beguiling archive footage, animation and spoken word. Chicago jazz musician and composer Jason Adasiewicz's first original score, performed by such luminaries as Joshua Abrams and Hamid Drake, adds to the film's noir atmosphere.  

Technical Information

Production Year: 2020
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 75 mins
Format: DCP