First Tuesdays: TWO IN THE BUSH: A LOVE STORY
The Midwest Independent Film Festival will host the MIDWEST PREMIERE of TWO IN THE BUSH: A LOVE STORY, an unconventional romantic comedy from filmmaker Laura Madalinski, as part of the festival’s First Tuesdays screening series.
The film takes a wise and witty look at the world of relationships, bisexuality, and polyamory, through the story of Emily, who, after losing her job, arrives home early from work to find her girlfriend in bed with someone else. Moving in with her best friend to grieve and heal, Emily lands a new gig working for a dominatrix, and becomes involved with both her new boss, and her boss’s boyfriend.
Of the film, Madalinski says, “This film is for the queer community, for the sex worker community, and for the polyamorous and non-monogamous communities because we need, and deserve, love stories… I hope that it echoes their experience, that it gives them hope for their own happy ending, and that it makes them feel less alone in the world.”
Co-written by Madalinski and partner Kelly Haas, the film was made entirely in Chicago and features Chicago actors Sarah Mitchell, Travis Delgado, Caitlin Aase, and Melissa DuPrey.
6:00pm Cocktail Reception
6:30pm Producers Panel
7:30pm Midwest premiere of TWO IN THE BUSH: A LOVE STORY, followed by Q&A with filmmaker Laura Madalinski
9:30pm After Party at Avenue Tavern, 2916 N. Broadway Ave.