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‘Pennyworth’ Features A Different Take On Batman’s Loyal Butler Alfred – TCA

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When Batman’s loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth has been portrayed in Hollywood, he’s mostly a secondary character looking after his superhero charge. But in the new Epix drama Pennyworth, comic book fans will learn a lot more about the DC Comics character during the 10-episode, one-hour series debuting in June and starring Jack Bannon in the title role.

The show appeared during Epix’s session Sunday at TCA.

The story unfolds during the 1960s, when Pennyworth meets a young billionaire named Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) during a chance encounter at a London nightclub where the young protagonist works as a bouncer. The former British Sas soldier is in his 20s at the start of the series, which also co-stars singer Paloma Faith.

The story takes place “twentysomething years before Gotham,” according to series executive producer Danny Cannon, who teased the series while promoting the Fox series’ final season on
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Carol Kane Talks 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' Her Past Roles, Famous Friends, and More! (Exclusive)

At 66, Carol Kane is just as adorable as when she played Latka’s doting wife, Simka, on Taxi and starred in classics like The Princess Bride and Annie Hall. "I’ve been wildly lucky to work with so many great artists," Carol, who counts Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton among her co-stars, has said. The Oscar nominee and Emmy winner is now wrapping up the final season of her acclaimed Netflix comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. How has she survived the ups and downs of Hollywood for decades? By "prioritizing" what’s important and following a loved one’s advice about keeping friends close. "My mother has a favorite toast: 'To continuity!'" Carol said with a laugh. Now, Carol opened up in an exclusive new interview with Closer Weekly about her family, why she chose not to have kids, and her unbreakable spirit — scroll down to read our Q&A with Carol!
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Experimental Film Coalition: The Monthly Screenings

This is Part Two in a series about Chicago’s Experimental Film Coalition; and covers their screening series. You can read Part One here.

Formed in 1983, the Experimental Film Coalition started holding regular monthly screenings starting in 1984. The screenings brought to Chicago the work of independent, experimental filmmakers across the country, as well as screening local work.

Screenings were held at the Randolph Street Gallery, an alternative performance and exhibition space located at 756 N. Milwaukee Ave. The Gallery eventually closed down in 1998 and donated their archives to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; which exhibits some of the Coalition’s flyers on their website.

Below is a sample of screening information culled from those archives, listed in chronological order:

1984

March 23

2 Razor Blades, dir. Paul Sharits

Make Me Psychic, dir. Sally Cruikshank

Unsere Afrikareise, dir. Peter Kubelka

Roslyn Romance, dir. Bruce Baillie

Musical Poster #1, dir. Len Lye

April 27

Rainbow Dance,
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Lonely are the Brave: Universal Backlot Collection - DVD Review

A dept of gratitude should go to Steven Spielberg for giving the Universal studio president the bug to get this fine Kirk Douglas picture onto DVD. I guess it helps to have friends in high places. John W. Burns (Kirk Douglas), but you can call him Jack, is a walking anachronism. In modern times (well, the 1960s when the movie is set) he still rides a horse on the open range and lives the life of a cowboy. When he gets word his friend Paul (Michael Kane) is jailed he saddles up his horse, Whiskey, and heads out to help. He stops by Paul.s house and talks with his wife Jerry (Gena Rowlands). He can.t really get
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