First Tuesdays with the Midwest Independent Film Festival:
SXSW hit comedy Awful Nice
Director Todd Sklar in attendance!
Chicago, IL – First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival continues its 10th anniversary season with the SXSW hit comedy Awful Nice at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, with festivities beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4th. Variety chief film critic Peter Debruge declares “the (nearly) lost art of physical comedy makes a roaring resurgence” with Awful Nice, filmed in Branson, MO by director Todd Sklar, his co-writer and lead Alex Rennie and an outstanding cast and crew. Director Todd Sklar will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion with the audience.
Film Synopsis: The story centers on estranged brothers Jim and Dave (played by James Pumphrey and Alex Rennie) who are forced to travel to Branson together to renovate and flip the lake house they've inherited from their just-deceased father. A series of hilarious mishaps and costly misadventures follow as they attempt to restore the dilapidated house and rebuild their strained relationship. Official Selection, 2013 South By Southwest Film Festival.
First Tuesday Schedule: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
-- First Tuesday festivities begin with a Pre-Show Cocktail Reception at
Century Centre Cinema (2828 North Clark) at 6 p.m. The evening's
Producers Panel begins at 6:30 p.m. in the theater. Awful Nice screens promptly at 7:30 p.m. A post-screening reception will be held
immediately following the film program.
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.