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Red Light, Greenlight

By chicago_chris in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 8, 2004 10:18PM

2004_06_movies_greenlight.bmp For movie junkies, one of the most entertaining reality shows over the last couple years has been the Matt Damon-Ben Affleck brainchild Project Greenlight. It’s too bad that while the show features plenty of gripping behind-the-scenes drama and great real-life characters – someone really should just follow around producer Chris Moore with a camera, Barack Obama-style – the movies it has produced haven’t been as interesting. (Remember Stolen Summer or The Battle of Shaker Heights? Exactly.) Hopefully, that will change with this year’s installment, now with the commercial breaks and bleeped swears of the Bravo Network. Five Chicagoans made it into the top 250 finalists, with two local talents even entering the top ten. Cheer them on tonight at Excalibur, where they will all talk and show their work. Thanks to Ryan for the tip!