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From ‘Marjoe’ to ‘Strike’: Sarah Kernochan’s Career of Reinvention

Yes, Sarah Kernochan has won two Academy Awards. But that barely scratches the surface of her decades-long career, where she has been everything from director to novelist to screenwriter to musician. 

“I didn’t have any ambition to be a director, and certainly not a documentary filmmaker,” Sarah said, looking back on her Academy-Award winning feature, Marjoe.read more.

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Memory Lane: Barbara Turner, Robert Altman, & Me

Today, I am celebrating a milestone intimately connected with my own life: The world premiere of The Company – twenty years ago today – at the Toronto International Film Festival

In 2003, I was in Chicago – in a period of transition from my old life as a health care computer consultant to my new life as a writer – when I learned that Indie Icon Robert Altman was also in Chicago making a new film with our world-renown Joffrey Ballet Company.… read more.

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The Riotous Partnership of Jen Tullock & Hannah Pearl Ott

On this day in 2019, Before You Know It, a comedy about a dysfunctional pair of sisters, was released in theaters. That makes today the perfect day to celebrate the longstanding collaboration of the dynamic duo at the heart of the film, Jen Tullock and Hannah Pearl Utt!

Jen Tullock and Hannah Pearl Utt are both actors and filmmakers whose collaboration began with the 2015 comedic short film Partners, which they wrote together.read more.

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