MEDIA APPEARANCE: Guest on the "Page 2 Screen" podcast talking 20 years of "L.A. Confidential"
Fellow Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle member Jeff York and I may not have known each other personally until 2016, but we go way back as fellow published local critics from the now-defunct Examiner.com. We followed each other's work and when the CIFCC came to be, I had to seek him out to join our ranks. Today, Jeff is a competiting screenwriter and accomplished caricature artist on the side. As a critic, he writes on his website The Establishing Shot and hosts the "Page 2 Screen" podcast on the Curious About Screenwriting Network for the International Screenwriters' Association. The man is a delight to talk to on any and all topics, but our movie chats have become truly special.
I was honored and thrilled to capture one of those chats on the record. I joined Jeff York recently as his guest for a special 20th-anniversary 35mm screening of 1997's Oscar-winning L.A. Confidential at the storied Music Box Theatre as part of the Noir City Chicago Festival. As an added treat, author James Ellroy was in the house to kick things off with an expletive-laden bang. For both Jeff and I, L.A. Confidential is in our personal Top 5s of all-time. After the screening, he and I hunkered down in Frio Gelato near the theatre to share our admiration and examination of Curtis Hanson's masterpiece.