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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Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival. In this irreverent comedy, awkward teenager Tobe (Dustin Ingram) sets off on a road trip to meet Monica Velour (Sex and the City's Kim Cattrall), his favorite 80s porn star, at a rare live appearance hundreds of miles away.
On Valentine's Day 1993, 17-year-old Bethel High School basketball star Allen Iverson was bowling in Hampton, Va., with five high school friends. It was supposed to be an ordinary evening, but it became a night that defined Iverson's young life.
Megan and Jelly find true love in the most unlikely of circumstances, snowed in at a favorite Italian restaurant in one of the worst blizzards in Chicago history. The only wrinkle is that Jelly, a loveable and pacifistic mobster who has never shot his gun, and his cousin Nick are unexpectedly sharing dinner with two detectives charged with capturing Nick and Jelly.
OSSO BUCCO made its World Premiere at the Midwest Independent Film Festival in 2008, earning multiple Best of the Midwest Award nominations, including Best Feature Film.
Here's a quick excerpt from Roger Ebert's review... "QWERTY tells the love story of two lonely misfits who find hope with each other. One has been considering suicide. The other has been considering entering the national Scrabble championship. The movie is charming, winning and sweet."
REPETITION features some of the premier theatre actors in Chicago, including Guy Van Swearingen, Nicole Wiesner, Andy Rothenberg, Laura Jane Bailey, Doug McDade, Brad Armacost, Lance Baker and Dan Waller, whom reviewer Jeff Gorney of the Syracuse International Film and Video Festival calls “a joy to behold; qu
Furiously paced and rich with multiple narratives, Rock The Bells follows Weisberg and his team of upstarts as they struggle against the odds to book all nine Wu-Tang members while overwhelmed security attempt to control the riotous crowd in the over-heated, overcrowded venue and deliver the history-making show they
After you train, say your prayers, and take your vitamins, you can meet the purest fan of all, Chris Sader, in a story that travels from childhood obsession to an unexpected and touching friendship. In this inspirational tale, Chris and Hulk Hogan relate how they met and developed a bond through mutual struggl
A reclusive novelist struggles to find romance and meaning in his life despite disastrous and comedic circumstances. Starring Cary Elwes, Joey Lauren Adams, Brianna Evigan, Lisa Edelstein and Caitlin Keats. Written and directed by Alton, IL native Brian Jun. Brian's debut feature STEEL CITY pre
In this hilarious and heartfelt look at modern families and the complexities of love in its many forms, Zaynab (Fawzia Mirza) is a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian lawyer living in Chicago who begins a new romance with Alma (Sari Sanchez), a confident Mexican-American woman.
In the history of aviation, there have only been 14 of them: sole survivors of commercial airline disasters. Most have never spoken publicly about the loss, the guilt, the immense pressure of feeling "spared," Who, after all, could ever truly understand? The answer is only each other.
A bride comes on to a priest in a motel room.
A bouquet of flowers from a stranger takes on a life of its own.
A man's last day at the office proves to be the longest day of all.
It's family moving day, but no one's moving.
SONG SUNG BLUE is the alternately inspiring and tragic love story of Lightning & Thunder, a homegrown Milwaukee husband & wife singing duo who pay tribute to the music of Neil Diamond. For Mike and Claire Sardina, aka Lightning & Thunder, dreams are the fuel and music the engine of life.