Chicago, IL - Fresh off a sold out festival launch in February, First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival continue with the award-winning documentary Song Sung Blue, the directorial debut of ten-time Emmy Award winner andMilwaukee filmmaker Greg Kohs. The First Tuesday festivities begin at 6 p.m. at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark, on Tuesday, March 3rd. A question-and-answer session with Mr. Kohs follows the screening. The Marquee Sponsor for these First Tuesday festivities is the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago.
Film Synopsis: SONG SUNG BLUE is the alternately inspiring and tragic love story of Lightning & Thunder, a homegrown Milwaukee husband & wife singing duo who pay tribute to the music of Neil Diamond. For Mike and Claire Sardina, aka Lightning & Thunder, dreams are the fuel and music the engine of life. SONG SUNG BLUE goes behind the curtain with this brave couple, from their humble beginnings over 20 years ago to the threshold of fame, from disaster to rebirth through to the final chapters in the lives of these authentic American dreamers. Winner, Grand Jury Award, Slamdance Film Festival.
EXTRA #2: Legendary film critic Roger Ebert hails this documentary as "superb!" You can check out the full review here (Warning! Contains spoilers!)
Screening Information: Tuesday, March 3rd -- festivities begin with a Pre-Show Cocktail Reception (sponsored by GUINNESS Draught) at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema (2828 North Clark) at 6 p.m. The evening's Producers Panel, presented by Saper Law, will begin in the theatre at 6:30 p.m. Song Sung Blue screens promptly at 7:30 p.m. Post-screening reception generously hosted by Forno Diablo, 433 West Diversey. General admission is $10 and includes entry into all of the evening's festivities.
ABOUT THE MIDWEST INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
The Midwest Independent Film Festival is the nation's only film festival solely dedicated to the Midwest filmmaker, presenting audiences with regionally produced independent cinema every first Tuesday of the month at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark in Chicago. This year-round film festival sits proudly at the center of the independent film scene in Chicago and the Midwest and is dedicated to celebrating and strengthening that community. More information can be found on the Festival website: www.MidwestFilm.org.