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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James (Garlin) is a frustrated and underappreciated Chicago actor who lives with his mother and has only really wanted three things in life: someone to love him, a great part, and to lose weight. Unfortunately, he is 0 for 3.
Will the United States of America go broke in your lifetime? This documentary examines the myriad reasons why such a dangerous outcome is a distinct possibility.
In the Family, a film by Joanna Rudnick produced by Kartemquin Films, takes an intensely personal look at what follows the results of a predictive genetic test.
At once both singularly funny and painfully poignant, Incredibly Small is equal parts Woody Allen, John Hughes, and Eric Rohmer. Shot in Minneapolis over the course of fourteen summer days with an independently financed micro budget, Incredibly Small exemplifies the true spirit of independent film.
When 31 year-old Ben Byer is diagnosed with ALS, a fatal neurodegenerative disease, he begins documenting his life on camera.
An Official Selection of the Tribeca Film Festival, Iowa features searing performances by film veterans John Savage (The Deer Hunter, The New World), Rosanna Arquette (The Executioner's Song, Desperately Seeking Susan, Pulp Fiction), and television's star of The Pretender Michael T. Weiss.
An American crime thriller about a convict who is abandoned by his ex-wife and prevented from seeing his young daughter. As a parolee he develops a relationship with a lonely and troubled woman, whom he saves from a violent attack, killing the assailant in the process.
The Irishman chronicles the rise and fall of infamous Cleveland gangster Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson), who engaged in a power struggle with the Italian mob.
Hundreds of deaths. Zero oversight. In the early 2000s, brothers Tom and Rick Smith revolutionized policing by marketing the Taser to law enforcement agencies.
Set in a small, lonely Midwestern town, this is the story of a deeply troubled young man, haunted by guilt and responsibility for his role in a fatal car accident. He falls in love with a local waitress, and in this complicated connection, he is forced to face his tragic past.
Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher (Josh Radnor) worries that his best days are behind him. But no matter how much he buries his head in a book, life keeps pulling Jesse back.