First Tuesday: Chicago premiere of SAME BOAT

Apr. 02, 2019

The Midwest Independent Film Festival is proud to present the Chicago premiere of SAME BOAT, as part of our First Tuesdays screening series, directed by Chris Roberti and written by Chris Roberti and Josh Itzkowitz.

SAME BOAT the story of a time traveling assassin who inadvertently falls in love with the woman he’s been sent to kill... while on a cruise ship. The film was secretly shot aboard an actual cruise. 

The story is about being bored with your job, trying to escape it, destroying your life completely, and finding a way to fix it again. It’s about love, loyalty, integrity, and friendship. And it’s about how kindness is more powerful than destruction.

The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception on the top floor of the Landmark space, followed by our signature Producers Panel at 6:30. This month's panel: The Oscars Experience! We're proud to bring you a powerhouse panel of Oscar-nominated Midwest filmmakers to share their experiences attending the Academy Awards: how they found out about their nomination, what they did to prepare, the behind-the-scenes of the big night, the red carpet, the show itself, how it impacted them and their films - all of it! The panel will include Mark Mitten (Producer, ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL, 2018 Academy Award Nominee, Documentary Feature), Gordon Quinn (Co-founder & Artistic Director, KARTEMQUIN FILMS, Executive Producer for Academy Award nominees HOOP DREAMS, Film Editing, 1995; ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL, Documentary Feature, 2018; MINDING THE GAP, Documentary Feature, 2019), and Diane Quon (Producer, MINDING THE GAP, 2019 Academy Award Nominee, Documentary Feature) and will be moderated by celebrated Chicago Tribune columnist Nina Metz. 

A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening, followed by an after party. Tickets include pre-screening panel, screening and afterparty. 


6:00pm Cocktail Reception
6:30pm Producers Panel: The Oscars Experience
7:30pm Chicago premiere of SAME BOAT, followed by Q&A with filmmakers
9:30pm After Party 

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