Podtalk: John Mossman on ‘Good Guy with a Gun’ at Midwest Film Festival, February 27, 2023

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CHICAGO – The controversial phrase “Good Guy with a Gun” is now a title for the latest feature film from John Mossman, who wrote and directed the story of a mother and son trying to rebuild their lives after losing their husband/father to gun violence. The twist is they’re rebuilding in a small town with an entrenched gun culture. The film makes its Midwest Premiere at Chicago’s Midwest Film Festival, on Monday February 27th, 2023, at the downtown Gene Siskel Film Center.

Tessa (Tiffany Bedwell) and her teenage son Will (Beck Nolan) have escaped from their native Chicago after the street killing of family patriarch Tom (Joe Swanberg). Tessa’s father has also passed, and the pair are preparing his home for sale in a small rural town, while at the same time trying to decompress from their tragedy. When Will connects with a neighbor his age named Jonah (Jack Cain), he is put in the middle of the local pastime … stocking and shooting guns.

’Good Guy with a Gun’ at the Midwest Film Festival
Photo credit: MidwestFilm.com

Writer/director John Mossman is an award-winning stage actor based in Chicago, with several film and TV credits as an actor. “Good Guy with a Gun” is his second feature film, after 2012’s “Into the Wake.” Mossman will attend the premiere at the Midwest Film Festival, and participate in a post-film Q&A … moderated by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com … with cast members Tiffany Bedwell, Beck Nolan and John Cain. The festivities begin at 6:30pm with a networking event, followed by the film, Q&A and after party.

The Midwest Film Festival has been a staple in Chicago’s film community for 19 years. At the beginning of 2020, it reinvented the brand with a a new outlook, facilitated by Executive Director Erica Duffy. It has maintained its status as one of the most influential, popular and provocative film festivals in the city of Chicago.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, writer/director John Mossman talks about “Good Guy with a Gun” …

Via Zoom video, John Mossman gives his best pitch for the Midwest premiere of “Good Guy with a Gun” …

Trailer for “Good Guy with a Gun” …

The Midwest Film Festival Presents the Midwest Premiere of “Good Guy with a Gun,” beginning at 6:30pm on Monday, February 27th, 2023, at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago. For more information on The Midwest Film Festival, click here.

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