Smack dab, in the center of cinema is the collaboration of artists. When these collected minds come together to make something of substance, it is truly a beautiful thing. That sentiment is, for more or less, the reason why I loved Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago. This is a documentary that comes alive through the sheer passion of artists. In that passion is the story of a brilliant writer. Barry Gifford was born and raised in Chicago and his writing gained national acclaim from his work with David Lynch on films such as Lost Highway and Wild at Heart. Director Rob Christopher discovered Gifford’s writing long ago, but part of that discovery was Gifford’s untapped collection of “Roy Stories”, semi-autobiographical tales of a boy named Roy growing up in Chicago. Through the words of Gifford, assisted with narration done by acting legends Lili Taylor, Matt Dillon, and Willem Dafoe, Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is a cool dive into the beautiful language of an unknown artist.