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Kofu Fosu Forson
Jose Antonio Vargas
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
I couldn't help feeling conspicuous among the white-haired widows and quiet old men in the pews around me. I had never been to a candlelight message service before. Behind the podium stood a stout, remarkably short woman as she pressed a folded slip of paper to her forehead.
"You will resolve this conflict with your husband," the medium intoned. "But I see something else... you are surrounded by a motherly vibration."
"Oh my god," cried an elderly congregant from the back. "Why is it every time I come here, my mother is here, too!"
(Excerpt from "Happy Mediums," a published account of a spiritualist camp in Wonewoc, Wisconsin)
Rich Moskal has been director of the Chicago Film Office since 1996. Prior to his position with the city, Moskal was a project manager for the Illinois Film Office as well as a freelance location manager for more than a dozen feature and television productions including "The Fugitive," "Miracle on 34th Street," and "To Sir With Love 2" (that's right!). He was also co-founder and contributing editor of the Chicago FilmLetter and occasional contributor to the Chicago Reader and Chicago Magazine. He's a Chicago native, a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, husband to documentary film maker Susanne Suffredin and father of twin sons.