Episode 49: Jerod Haynes & The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

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It's an absolute honor to talk with actor / co-writer Jerod Haynes, whose collaboration with director Daryl Wein, BLUEPRINT, is one of the best films of the year. I was absolutely taken with the lead performance from Haynes and I had an opportunity to talk with him for a half hour as we learn about his intentions behind such a personal story about the South Side of Chicago. So personal in fact, he included family members and friends in the cast. Our hearts get heavy talking about the horrific violence taking place not just in and around Chicago but on a national level. We also talk about the acting process and the future for this incredible talent. Then for the fifteen minutes that follow, I talk more about my love for BLUEPRINT as well as a few other titles for a short preview of what's to come in the next couple of weeks for The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival. The three songs you hear throughout the episode are courtesy of Torres, one of my favorite songwriters, who just released a new record entitled Three Futures that I recommend.

00:00 - 02:00 - Intro
02:01 - 31:56 - Jerod Haynes Interview (BLUEPRINT)
31:57 - 47:04 - Previewing The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

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