First Tuesdays with the Midwest Independent Film Festival:

Chicago Premiere of Slamdance Comedy MAD
Director Putka in attendance

First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival will present the Chicago Premiere of the Slamdance hit and critics' pick MAD on Tuesday, May 3rd at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, with festivities beginning at 6 p.m. Tony Award Winner Maryann Plunkett leads the cast of this dark comedy that critics deem "as charming as it is abrasive, somber as it is hostile... gets to VEEP levels of genius, resulting in equal amounts of guffaws and cringes" (Ben Umstead, twitchfilm). Director and Cleveland filmmaker Robert Putka will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion.


Film Synopsis:
A matriarch past the point of a nervous breakdown, her two daughters that don't give a damn, and the missiles of resentment they toss at each other.

Written and directed by Ohio filmmaker Robert Putka. Cast includes Tony Award Winner Maryann Plunkett, Eilis Cahill and Jennifer LaFleur. Official Selection, 2016 Slamdance Film Festival.

First Tuesday Schedule: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 -- 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.  MAD premieres 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