First Tuesdays with the Midwest Independent Film Festival:

Chicago-made The Cold and the Quiet Premieres!

Director Colleen Griffen and EP Joe Chappelle in attendance!

Chicago, IL – First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival continue with the Chicago and Midwest premiere of THE COLD AND THE QUIET at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, with festivities beginning at 6 p.m.  This indie thriller was fully filmed and produced in Illinois and features a talented all-Illinois cast and crew.  Director Colleen Griffen, Executive Producer Joe Chappelle (also known for his work as Executive Producer of the NBC series Chicago Fire), cast and crew will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion with the audience.


Film Synopsis: Isolated over the Christmas holiday by her own anxiety, a young college student finds herself responsible for a stranger's troubled children as she struggles with the unsettling connection between her own unraveling mental stability and the cold, quiet dark of their broken home.  Written by, produced and directed by Illinois filmmaker Colleen Griffen, co-written by and starring Katie Oellerich, executive produced by Joe Chappelle, who is also currently also producing the recently renewed NBC series CHICAGO FIRE.

At the 46th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, Leviathan’s original short film LILITH was honored with the Platinum Remi Award for Visual/Special Effects.  Directed by Tim Sepulveda and Daniel Ryan, produced by Leviathan.  CHICAGO PREMIERE.

First Tuesday Schedule: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 -- First Tuesday festivities begin with a Pre-Show Cocktail Reception at Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 North Clark) at 6 p.m.  The evening's Producers Panel begins at 6:30 p.m. in the theater.  The Cold and the Quiet screens promptly at 7:30 p.m.  A post-screening reception will be held immediately following the film program.




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:


This film festival is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, which receives funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.