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Rendezvous in Chicago–Lake County Film Festival Part of the Lake County Film Festival
Q&A with director/writer Michael Glover Smith after the film
Michael Glover Smith’s third film is a three-part anthology built upon sharply observed parallels between multiple couples at crucial turning points in their relationships. In the tense and sexy “The Brothers Karamazov,” a Russian-lit major calls a pickup artist’s bluff by challenging him to a game of Strip Literary Trivia. “Cats and Dogs” is a Rogers Park stroll with a gay couple who seem made for each other–but can they bridge the gulf between cat-people and dog-people? In the metafictional “The End Is the Beginning,” an enraged woman throws her unfaithful mate out of the apartment, then transfers her affections to an unexpected replacement.
Directed by: Michael Glover Smith
Written by: Michael Glover Smith
Cast: Clare Cooney, Kevin Wehby, Nina Ganett, Matt Sherback, David McNulty, Rashaad Hall, Shane Simmons and Haydée Politoff
Festivals & Awards:
Tallahassee Film Festival – Audience Choice
Beloit International Film Festival
Santa Fe Film Festival
USA, 69 minutes
ABOUT MICHAEL GLOVER SMITH
Michael Glover Smith’s debut feature, Cool Apocalypse (2015), won multiple awards at festivals across the U.S. and screened at Chicago’s prestigious Gene Siskel Film Center and Movies in the Parks’ Onscreen Local Film Showcase before being released on home video by Emphasis Entertainment. His second feature, Mercury in Retrograde, starring Roxane Mesquida and Najarra Townsend, won the top prizes at the 2018 Tallahassee Film Festival and the 2017 Full Bloom Film Festival and was the subject of a rave review by the Chicago Sun-Times’ Richard Roeper who wrote: “Smith has a deft touch for dialogue, creating six distinct characters who look and sound like people we know…a smart, funny, quietly effective and authentic slice of older millennial life.” His third feature, Rendezvous in Chicago, premiered at the 2018 Adirondack Film Festival and won the Best Film Comedy award at the 2019 George Lindsey Film Festival. Smith was a recipient of the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Star Filmmaker award in 2017 and made Newcity Chicago’s “Film 50” list in 2018. He teaches film history and aesthetics at several Chicago-area colleges and is the founder and sole author of the film blog whitecitycinema.com.
ABOUT THE LAKE COUNTY FILM FESTIVAL:
Hosted by the College Of Lake County, the LCFF has shown hundreds of films to thousands of eager audience members in a county of over 700,000 people in a community underserved in the area of independent cinema.
The festival has a proud history of showing the early work of filmmakers like Mike Flanagan (Gerald’s Game, Hush), Chad Hartigan (Morris From America, This Is Martin Bonner), Alex Karpovsky (Girls), and Leah Meyerhoff (I Believe In Unicorns), but is also proud of all the great films shown by people that haven’t gone on to do anything else. The festival is deeply appreciated by filmmakers and fosters a bond between them and its engaging and enthusiastic audience. Several guests have gone on to produce work with the people they met at the festival. One group even made a film AT the festival.
For more information and to see additional screening information for Waukegan and Grayslake visit http://www.lakecountyfilmfestival.org/
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