Roy's World: Barry Gifford's Chicago (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes

Roy's World: Barry Gifford's Chicago (2020)





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Barry Gifford is one of America's greatest storytellers. His work includes the novel Wild at Heart, which was adapted by David Lynch into a Palme d'Or-winning film, and dozens of other screenplays, novels and books of poetry and essays. In a series of autobiographical stories spanning more than forty years he has chronicled the adventures of Roy, a boy coming of age largely on the gritty streets of 1950s Chicago. In Roy's World: Barry Gifford's Chicago, excerpts from the Roy stories performed by Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon, and Lili Taylor are interwoven with Gifford's recollections of his childhood. Fusing vintage footage and photographs of Chicago with animated sequences and an evocative jazz score by Jason Adasiewicz, Roy's World presents an impressionistic portrait of a vanished world.


Willem Dafoe
as Narrator
Matt Dillon
as Narrator
Lili Taylor
as Narrator

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Adding to the grungy, down-at-heel glamour of the visuals is a terrific jazz score, heavy on sleazy brass and vibraphone.

March 17, 2020 | Full Review…

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