Yes, it's important to get out and see these films in theatres and at scintillating showcases like The Midwest Independent Film Festival but it's also critical that we purchase these films! Here is everything you need to buy some of the gems we've screened at the festival in the past - pick one and buy one, it'll make you feel good!
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After a concussion leaves him unfocused, short on short-term memory, and demoted from the political pages to the comics, Cooper (Matthew Broderick), a Chicago newspaper editor, travels home to Missouri to visit his aging Uncle Rollie (Alan Alda).
A compromised cop, an ambitious politician with an ego bigger than the Daley Center, a hotel maid without a green card, and a crime boss with a sadistic sense of humor are the ingredients for dark and thrilling made-in-Chicago drama.
Forget the pie charts, color-coded maps and hyperventilating pundits. What's the street-level experience of voters in today's America? In a triumph of documentary storytelling, Election Day combines eleven stories--all shot simultaneously on November 2, 2004, from dawn until long past midnight-into one.
Joe Peterson (Ross Partridge) is a burned-out kids book writer who’s approaching his mid-life crisis.
All films made in the Midwest, all films directed by women... The Midwest Independent Film Festival presents Female Filmmakers Night at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema on Tuesday, August 1st, with festivities beginning at 6 p.m.
Smoke from a fiery portrait and a voice: 'Photographs don't tell true stories, anymore.' So begins this taut, neo-noir throwback to the classic thrillers of the 1940s, where a spineless, busybody photographer finds himself trapped in a web of blackmail, bad guys, beautiful women, and murder.
In the vein of Swingers and Waiting for Guffman, The Godfather of Green Bay is a thoroughly entertaining crowd pleaser about two struggling standup comedians from L.A. who travel to tiny Pine Lake, Wisconsin, after learning that the talent booker for The Tonight Show will be attending their Rocktoberfest celebration. The "LA guys" hilariously soon find themselves as fish out of water, surrounded by beer-drinking, Macarena-dancing, mullet-wearing locals ready to teach them a thing or two.
The Huffington Post declares "with movies like this, the future of indies is bright (5 stars)"...
Hannah and Rachel grew up as little girls in the same small Midwest town, where traditional gender expectations eventually challenge their deep love for one another. Hannah becomes an adventurous, unapologetic lesbian and Rachel a strong but quiet homemaker.
When Jenny (Anna Kendrick), a hard-partying 20-something, moves in with her film director brother (Joe Swanberg), his wife Kelly (Melanie Lynskey), a budding novelist, and their two-year-old son after a break up, the family's idyllic life is shaken up.