CHICAGO – “Drinking Buddies” director Joe Swanberg’s latest release of the same star wattage is “Happy Christmas,” an even lower-fi story than the Olivia Wilde beer comedy, steered even more by the casting that it was able to assemble. However, with this movie Swanberg doesn’t so much worry about having a story that could be confused with a more mainstream romantic comedy if it were to have a bigger budget.
First Tuesdays with the Midwest Independent Film Festival - Comedic Shorts
Tuesday, June 2nd, at the Midwest Independent Film Festival
CHICAGO, IL - Get ready to laugh your face off! First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival continue with the 2009 Comedic Shorts Program, presented by Macprofessionals, screening on Tuesday, June 2nd at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark beginning at 6 p.m. This laughworthy lineup includes the latest and greatest from Chicago stalwarts Scott Smith and Steve Delahoyde as well as the highly anticipated world premiere of Martini Girls, directed by Nothing Like the Holidays executive producer Reid Brody. All filmmakers will be in attendance along with representative cast and crew for a post-screening discussion with the audience.
June 2nd will also be “Macprofessionals Night at The Midwest Independent Film Festival” and will feature an invaluable seminar from Macprofessionals’ Jon Rutherford.