First Tuesdays with the Midwest Independent Film Festival:
Chicago Premiere of Being Bucky, presented by the Illinois Institute of Art!
Director Scott Smith, EP John Fromstein, editor Sara Evans in attendance for post-screening Q&A
Chicago, IL – First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival continue with the Chicago Premiere of the award-winning, thoroughly entertaining documentary Being Bucky ("A+" - The Onion) screening on Tuesday, September 1st at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark beginning at 6 p.m. Director Scott Smith, executive producer John Fromstein and editor Sara Evans will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion with the audience.
The Marquee Sponsor for these First Tuesday festivities is The Illinois Institute of Art, who will be presenting our popular pre-show Producers Panel on Tuesday, September 1st as well.
Film Synopsis: When you are Bucky, you are forbidden to tell anyone. You do not get paid. You do it for the privilege of upholding a time-honored tradition. The time commitment is grueling enough. The smell of the head is worse. You never know when you'll get to use a bathroom, but it doesn't matter because you sweat so much. You can't talk and you can barely see. When you are Bucky, everyone wants to shake your hand. All the girls want to hug you, and children are in awe. When you are being Bucky for the first time, you're confused and disoriented and wondering why you ever got yourself into this. By the time you're done, you don't ever want to stop. Being Bucky changes you forever.
Screening Information: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 -- screening begins with a Pre-Show Cocktail Reception (sponsored by GUINNESS Draught) at Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 North Clark) at 6 p.m. The evening’s Producers Panel is being presented by the Illinois Institute of Art and will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the theater. Being Bucky screens promptly at 7:30 p.m. A post-screening reception will be held immediately following the film at Forno Diablo, 433 West Diversey. For more information, please visit www.MidwestFilm.org.
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
This year's festival sponsors include Resolution Digital Studios, O'Connor Casting, Humana, Fletcher Camera, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, Reverse Momentum Foundation, Our Children's Homestead,
Screen Magazine, McDermott Will & Emery, Zacuto, Illinois Institute of Art,