First Tuesdays with the Midwest Independent Film Festival:
The April 7th Midwest Independent Film Festival is being co-presented by Columbia College Chicago Cinema Art + Science! ALMOST THERE co-director Dan Rybicky is currently an Associate Professor in Cinema Art + Science at Columbia College Chicago.
Film Synopsis: For many, Peter Anton’s house embodies an end-of-life nightmare: the utility companies long ago shut off the heat and electricity, the floorboards are rotting, and the detritus of a chaotic life is precariously stacked to the ceiling. But for the filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden, Anton’s home is a treasure trove, a startling collection of unseen and fascinating paintings, drawings, and notebooks, not to mention Anton himself, a character worthy of his own reality TV show. Though aging, infirm, cranky, and solitary, Anton also is funny and utterly resilient. Rybicky and Wickenden’s remarkable journey follows a gifted artist through startling twists and turns. By its quietly satisfying ending, Almost There has provided enough human drama for a season of soap operas, plus insights into mental illness, aging in America, and the redemptive power of art (2015 True/False Festival synopsis). Official Selection, Doc NYC, True/False Film Festival, Sebastopol Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Arizona Film Festival.
First Tuesday Schedule: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 -- 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. ALMOST THERE 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.