WBEZ, Chicago (NPR)—Eight Forty-Eight—March, 2009
Listen as Michael Caplan and Art Shay discuss "The Imagery of Nelson Algren's Life"
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, September 2008
Film Festival Screenings
Global Cinema Festival, Indore Madhya Pradesh, India, October 2009
Magic Chicago, October 2008
Theory and Art of Magic Conference, Keynote Presentation, Muhlenberg College, May 2009
WBEZ, Chicago (NPR)—Eight Forty-Eight—September, 2008
Listen to Michael reveal the magic behind A Magical Vision.
WLS-TV, Chicago—Chicagoing with Bill Campbell – October, 2008
Watch Michael, Eugene Burger and the crew from Magic Chicago discuss the film and share some tricks.
"Intense, lyrical and haunting, the film is a personal journey as well as a social documentary that offers a unique perspective on Nazi Germany. A powerful exploration of memory, both communal and individual, Stones from the Soil allows us to see the profound, never-ending legacy of the past."
- Ruth Knafo Setton, Writer in Residence at Berman Center for Jewish Studies Lehigh University
"A very moving and emotional piece."
- Shimon Attie, photographer
"An intimate, tender, and often disturbing look at [Caplan’s] [German-Jewish] heritage… poignant and entertaining."
- Static Multimedia
Broadcast on national PBS in 2005-2007 on over 150 stations.
Selected showings (total of 150 stations):
WTTW, Chicago (PBS)—Chicago Tonight—August, 2005
Bob Sirot interviews Michael about what inspired Stones from the Soil, making the film, and more.
WBEZ, Chicago (NPR)—Eight Forty-Eight—August, 2005
Listen to Michael discuss Stones from the Soil with host Richard Steele.
“Praiseworthy…preserving not just a performance, but the spirit of a time.”
- The New York Times
“Funny, moving and provocative….”
- Toronto Sun
Selected Theatrical Screenings (over 30 cities)
New York City—Screening Room
Chicago—Music Box Theatre
Selected Film Festival Screenings (over 50 festivals)
Outfest, Los Angeles
Provincetown Film Festival
Facets Multimedia: Must See/Must Have: Gay and Lesbian Films
Chicago Reader: Critic's Choice
"Wonderfully funny…charming all the way around."
- Chicago Tribune
"Wacky and witty."
- Chicago Sun-Times
Houston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival—June 1998
Chicago Lesbian and Gay Film Festival—November 1997
Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney, Australia—February 1997
Texas Film Festival—February 1997