First Tuesdays with the Midwest Independent Film Festival:

Chicago Premiere of WHO GETS THE DOG?
Fest at new venue this month only: Music Box Theater!

First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival will co-present the Chicago Premiere of the comedy WHO GETS THE DOG? on Tuesday, September 6th at Music Box Theater, 3733 North Southport, with festivities beginning at 6 p.m. Alicia Silverstone and Ryan Kwanten star in this heartfelt romantic comedy about what happens when puppy love goes to the dogs. Filmmakers will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion.


Film Synopsis:
Alicia Silverstone and Ryan Kwanten star in this heartfelt romantic comedy about who gets their adorable Labrador once their marriage goes to the dogs. Six years after saying "I do," Olive (Silverstone) and Clay (Kwanten) call it quits. And although they split amicably, both want custody of their beloved dog Wesley. With everything at stake, can man’s best friend find a way to reunite the couple? 

Directed by Huck Botko, starring Alicia Silverstone, Ryan Kwanten, Amy J. Carle, Randall Batinkoff, Rachel Cerda.
Produced by Reid Brody, Bill Ryan, Scott Silver with executive producers Shaked Berenson, Peggy Case, Patrick Ewald and Blythe Frank.

NEW VENUE FOR THIS FIRST TUESDAY ONLY! First Tuesday Schedule: Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 -- First Tuesday festivities begin with a Pre-Show Cocktail Reception at Music Box Theater (3733 North Southport) at 6 p.m.  WHO GETS THE DOG? premieres promptly at 7:00 p.m.  A post-screening discussion 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