Roy's World: Barry Gifford's Chicago

Hailed as “William Faulkner by way of B-movie film noir, porn paperbacks and Sun Records rockabilly,” author Barry Gifford has given the world more than forty works, including the Sailor and Lula novels that inspired David Lynch’s WILD AT HEART (and co-wrote LOST HIGHWAY with Lynch).

Featuring Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon, and Lili Taylor, ROY'S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD'S CHICAGO brilliantly brings to life Gifford’s autobiographical collection of stories, capturing a vanished 1950s Chicago through a jazzy, impressionistic combination of beguiling archive footage, animation, and spoken word. Directed by Rob Christopher.

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Assistive Listening
Rob Christopher
Open Captions (subtitles)
Wheelchair accessible
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Saturday, July 9