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Fondly remembering Roger Ebert… nerdy kid in search of friends, childhood zine editor

I have very few regrets in life. One of the biggest is not pursuing an interview with writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Sun Times film critic Roger Ebert more aggressively. (He finds himself in the distinguished company on Don Knotts and Joey Ramone in that regard.) If you haven’t heard, Ebert passed away today at […]

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Bringing the Ypsilanti community through the fine art of sweding

Inspired by Michael Gondry’s film Be Kind Rewind, I mentioned to a few friends and neighbors recently that I’d like to explore the possibility of rallying our community to the task of sweding a film. (To “swede” a film, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, means to recreate a famous movie […]

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The Ann Arbor Film Festival to celebrate 50 years with ambitious agenda

In a few short weeks, the Ann Arbor Film Festival will begin celebrating its 50th anniversary. It’s a huge milestone that, to my knowledge, no other North American independent film festival has reached, and, as you might expect, organizers are pulling out all the stops. As luck would have it, I had the opportunity to […]

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