Roy’s World – Barry Gifford’s Chicago

Directed by
Rob Christopher
Produced by
John Otterbacher
| 2021 | 75 Min

Featuring Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon and Lili Taylor, director Rob Christopher brilliantly brings to life Barry Gifford’s autobiographical collection Roy’s World, capturing his childhood in a vanished 1950s Chicago through a jazzy, impressionistic combination of beguiling archive footage, animation and spoken word. Poet, author, screenwriter and longtime Bay Area resident Barry Gifford has given the world more than forty works, including the Sailor and Lula novels that inspired David Lynch’s Wild At Heart.