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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A young man struggles to hold his family together while keeping his own life on track in this independent drama. P.J. Lee (Thomas Guiry) is a teenager growing up in a decaying industrial town in Illinois.
Directed by Chicago filmmaker Malik Bader and completely produced in Chicago, this film received its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and made its television premiere on the A&E network.
A film by Tim Hoover, The Divine is a touching and spiritual journey into the life of a deformed eighteen-year-old kid who is left to care for his terminally ill mother. Hal Conklin of cinemainfocus.com comments, "Developed with a pacing and movement that is both authentic and unexpected, this award-winni
Mark is a new actor in town rehearsing for 'A Dream Play' by August Strindberg at a local theater. While trying to master the multiple roles he was cast to play, he recollects a day from his past when a chance encounter with a hitchhiker changed the course of his life and his identity.
Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival.
THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY chronicles the last days in the life of Joe May, an aging, short money hustler who always believed that a glorious destiny awaited him around every corner.
At 16 Lloyd Daniels was named the "next Magic Johnson." Now 46, his life story has been a proverbial roller-coaster.
A delicacy of tone transforms Michael Keaton’s The Merry Gentleman from what might have been a pedestrian tale into a beautifully romantic fable.
Directed and co-written by Iowa native Lori Petty, co-written by and starring Michigan native David Alan Grier. Supporting cast includes Michigan native Selma Blair (Hellboy), newcomer Jennifer Lawrence and a wealth of Chicago talent. An ordinary day in young Agnes' life is anything but.
A boy working in a hotel becomes obsessed with a swimming pool in the opulent hills of Panjim, Goa in India. His life gets turned upside down when he attempts to meet the mysterious family that arrives at the house. Written and directed by Chris Smith (American Movie, The Yes Men). John Cassavetes Award Nominee, Independent Spirit Awards. Grand Jury Prize Nominee and Special Jury Prize Winner, Sundance Film Festival.
Doug (Seann William Scott) is a painfully nice guy with a lovely little wife and a dead-end job as assistant manager at a supermarket.