First Tuesdays with the Midwest Independent Film Festival:

Chicago Premiere of SXSW Pick UNCLE JOHN
Director Piet, Producer Crary in attendance

Chicago, IL First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival will present the highly anticipated Chicago Premiere of the SXSW 2015 drama UNCLE JOHN at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema on Tuesday, May 5th, with festivities beginning at 6 p.m.  This Chicago-made "tantalizing web of murder, mystery and romance" (Peter Martin, TwitchFilm) marks the feature film debut for Steven Piet and Erik Crary, both as filmmakers and screenwriters.   Director Steven Piet and Producer Erik Crary will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion with the audience.


Film Synopsis:  Uncle John is an intimately-told story that revolves around the struggle to keep a mysterious disappearance unsolved.  This sterling cast includes John Ashton (GONE BABY GONE), Ronnie Gene Blevins (THE DARK NIGHT RISES) and Alex Moffat of Second City Chicago.  UNCLE JOHN marks the feature film debut for director and co-writer Steven Piet, producer and co-writer Erik Crary and executive producer Gary Jesdanun.  Official Selection, South by Southwest Film Festival 2015.

First Tuesday Schedule: Tuesday, May 5, 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.  UNCLE JOHN 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