Jun
6
to Jun 10

CHICAGO PREMIERE FOR SAVAGE YOUTH

SAVAGE YOUTH will make its Chicago Premiere at the 25th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival June 6-10.

In SAVAGE YOUTH, the lives of six troubled teens in a racially-divided small town take a violent turn over drugs and broken hearts. Based on true events.

SAVAGE YOUTH is written and directed by Michael Curtis Johnson. Cast includes Grace Victoria Cox (TWIN PEAKS), Will Brittain (KONG: SKULL ISLAND) and Sasha Feldman (SUN RECORDS). Mike McNamara served this film as Executive Producer and also played the role of Sgt. Jamison in the film. Click here for more about SAVAGE YOUTH

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May
31
to Jun 10

SAVAGE YOUTH MICHIGAN PREMIERE AT CINETOPIA FILM FESTIVAL

SAVAGE YOUTH will make its Michigan Premiere at the Cinetopia Film Festival, which presents "the best films from the world's best film festivals," running May 31 thru June 10.

In SAVAGE YOUTH, the lives of six troubled teens in a racially-divided small town take a violent turn over drugs and broken hearts. Based on true events.

SAVAGE YOUTH is written and directed by Michael Curtis Johnson. Cast includes Grace Victoria Cox (TWIN PEAKS), Will Brittain (KONG: SKULL ISLAND) and Sasha Feldman (SUN RECORDS). Mike McNamara served this film as Executive Producer and also played the role of Sgt. Jamison in the film. Click here for more about SAVAGE YOUTH

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May
1
to May 7

UK PREMIERE FOR THE REPLACEMENT

THE REPLACEMENT will make its UK Premiere at the 18th Annual London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film, better known as Sci-Fi London.

On election night 2036, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes President. He goes on a bender to seek justice. But looking like the President has its consequences. Mike plays said President as well as his "original," under the direction of Sean Miller and his team, which includes producer Naz Khan, co-producer Brian Levin, art director Sarah Sharp and three-time Emmy winning cinematographer Mike Bove.

Click here for tickets to THE REPLACEMENT at Sci-Fi London as well more about all of the films at this year's festival.

In the meantime, please follow THE REPLACEMENT on facebook, much appreciated!

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Apr
26
to Apr 29

THE REPLACEMENT AT THE JULIEN DUBUQUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival has selected THE REPLACEMENT for this year's lineup.

On election night 2036, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes President. He goes on a bender to seek justice. But looking like the President has its consequences. Mike plays said President as well as his "original," under the direction of Sean Miller and his team, which includes producer Naz Khan, co-producer Brian Levin, art director Sarah Sharp and three-time Emmy winning cinematographer Mike Bove.

Click here for tickets to THE REPLACEMENT at Julien Dubuque IFF as well more about all of the films at this year's festival.

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Apr
26
to May 3

NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE REPLACEMENT

THE REPLACEMENT is an official selection of the Newport Beach Film Festival, Orange County California's largest entertainment event of the year, with more than 50,000 attendees expected.

On election night 2036, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes President. He goes on a bender to seek justice. But looking like the President has its consequences. Mike plays said President as well as his "original," under the direction of Sean Miller and his team, which includes producer Naz Khan, co-producer Brian Levin, art director Sarah Sharp and three-time Emmy winning cinematographer Mike Bove.

Click here for tickets to THE REPLACEMENT at Newport Beach Film Festival as well more about all of the films at this year's festival.

In the meantime, please follow THE REPLACEMENT on facebook, much appreciated!

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Apr
3
to Apr 15

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE FOR THE REPLACEMENT

THE REPLACEMENT will make its International Premiere at the 36th Annual Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.

On election night 2036, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes President. He goes on a bender to seek justice. But looking like the President has its consequences. Mike plays said President as well as his "original," under the direction of Sean Miller and his team, which includes producer Naz Khan, co-producer Brian Levin, art director Sarah Sharp and three-time Emmy winning cinematographer Mike Bove.

In the meantime, please follow THE REPLACEMENT on facebook, much appreciated!

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Mar
24
to Mar 25

SEATTLE PREMIERE FOR THE REPLACEMENT

THE REPLACEMENT will make its Seattle Premiere at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival, presented by MoPop Seattle and the Seattle International Film Festival.

On election night 2036, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes President. He goes on a bender to seek justice. But looking like the President has its consequences. Mike plays said President as well as his "original," under the direction of Sean Miller and his team, which includes producer Naz Khan, co-producer Brian Levin, art director Sarah Sharp and three-time Emmy winning cinematographer Mike Bove.

Click here for tickets to THE REPLACEMENT at the SFFSFF as well more about all of the films at this year's festival.

In the meantime, please follow THE REPLACEMENT on facebook, much appreciated!

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Mar
21
to Mar 25

WEST COAST PREMIERE FOR THE REPLACEMENT AT SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FF

THE REPLACEMENT will make its California Premiere at the 21st Annual Sonoma International Film Festival March 21-25.

On election night 2036, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes President. He goes on a bender to seek justice. But looking like the President has its consequences. Mike plays said President as well as his "original," under the direction of Sean Miller and his team, which includes producer Naz Khan, co-producer Brian Levin, art director Sarah Sharp and three-time Emmy winning cinematographer Mike Bove.

Click here for tickets to THE REPLACEMENT at the Sonoma International Film Festival as well more about all of the films at this year's festival.

In the meantime, please follow THE REPLACEMENT on facebook, much appreciated!

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Feb
16
to Feb 21

CHICAGO PREMIERE OF MERCURY IN RETROGRADE

Mike is one of the Co-Producers of this 100% Midwest-made film, which recently won Best Narrative Feature at the Full Bloom Festival in North Carolina. MERCURY IN RETROGRADE will make its Chicago Premiere at the Gene Siskel Film Center February 16-21, with cast and crew in attendance. Click here for tickets to the Premiere!

Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times calls MERCURY IN RETROGRADE "ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL... a smart, funny, quietly effective and authentic slice of older millennial life." Click here for the full review.

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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

'85 CHICAGO BEARS DOC NATIONAL RELEASE ON AMAZON

Re-live the excitement of one of the most memorable teams in sports history, the 1985 Chicago Bears. The new documentary '85: THE GREATEST TEAM IN FOOTBALL HISTORY shuffles its way into Amazon, Google Play and additional outlets across the globe. A lifelong Chicagoan and diehard Chicago Bears fan, Mike is proud of to be a part of this historic sports documentary as Associate Producer.

Click here to enjoy '85: THE GREATEST TEAM IN FOOTBALL HISTORY!

Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times gives '85 ★★★1⁄2 stars, deeming the film "a must-see time capsule!" Click here for the full review.

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Jan
29
7:30 PM19:30

ONE NIGHT ONLY! '85 BEARS DOC THEATRICAL PREMIERE

Re-live the excitement of one of the most memorable teams in sports history, the 1985 Chicago Bears. The new documentary '85: THE GREATEST TEAM IN PRO FOOTBALL HISTORY shuffles its way into cinemas for a one-night-only screening in 250 theaters across the country, on Monday January 29th, just days before the Super Bowl. A lifelong Chicagoan and diehard Chicago Bears fan, Mike is proud of to be a part of this historic sports documentary as Associate Producer.

Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times gives '85 ★★★1⁄2 stars, deeming the film "a must-see time capsule!" Click here for the full review.

Click here for tickets to the Monday January 29th premiere, one night only, in 250 theaters across the country.

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Jan
22
to Jan 25

SAVAGE YOUTH WORLD PREMIERE AT SLAMDANCE

SAVAGE YOUTH, directed by Michael Curtis Johnson (Slamdance 2016 Grand Jury Prize Winner HUNKY DORY) has been officially selected to premiere worldwide at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival.

In SAVAGE YOUTH, the lives of six troubled teens in a racially-divided small town take a violent turn over drugs and broken hearts. Based on true events.

SAVAGE YOUTH is written and directed by Michael Curtis Johnson. Cast includes Grace Victoria Cox (TWIN PEAKS), Will Brittain (KONG: SKULL ISLAND) and Sasha Feldman (SUN RECORDS). Click here for more about SAVAGE YOUTH

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Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

FIRST TUESDAYS WITH THE MIDWEST INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Mike is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Midwest Independent Film Festival, currently in its thirteenth year. The Midwest Independent Film Festival is the nation's only film festival solely dedicated to the Midwest filmmaker, presenting audiences with regionally produced independent cinema every first Tuesday of the month at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark in Chicago.  This year-round film festival sits proudly at the center of the independent film scene in Chicago and the Midwest and is dedicated to celebrating and strengthening that community. For schedule and tickets, please visit midwestfilm.org

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Jun
17
1:30 PM13:30

NYC PREMIERE OF PRINCESS CYD

PRINCESS CYD will make its New York premiere at BAMcinemafest in Brooklyn. Mike is an Associate Producer on the film. Click here for tickets.

Nine years after a traumatic childhood incident, brash 16-year-old Cyd heads to Chicago to spend the summer with her aunt. Spending languorous, sunny days at the beach and barbecues, Cyd develops a budding relationship with the androgynous Katie (White) while grappling with her own issues of sexuality and spirituality. Featuring naturalistic performances and moments of unexpected lyricism, this new film by Stephen Cone (Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, BAMcinemaFest 2015) is a portrait of a young woman testing the waters of the real world for the first time.

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Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

FIRST TUESDAYS WITH THE MIDWEST INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Mike is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Midwest Independent Film Festival, currently in its thirteenth year. The Midwest Independent Film Festival is the nation's only film festival solely dedicated to the Midwest filmmaker, presenting audiences with regionally produced independent cinema every first Tuesday of the month at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark in Chicago.  This year-round film festival sits proudly at the center of the independent film scene in Chicago and the Midwest and is dedicated to celebrating and strengthening that community. For schedule and tickets, please visit midwestfilm.org

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Jun
2
to Jun 5

MIKE AT ASCO 2017

Mike will be working with the fine folks at AbbVie as a presenter for the company at ASCO 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago. ASCO brings together more than 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world to discuss state-of-the-art treatment modalities and new therapies in the field. 

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May
19
7:30 PM19:30

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL WORLD PREMIERE OF THEY

Mike and his friend Chris Bergstrom are Co-Executive Producers on the Midwest-made feature THEY. THEY makes its World Premiere as an Official Selection of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

In THEY, fourteen-year-old J goes by the pronoun ”They” and lives with their parents in the suburbs of Chicago. J is exploring their gender identity while taking hormone blockers to postpone puberty. After two years of medication and therapy, J has to make a decision whether or not to transition. Over this crucial weekend while their parents are away, J’s sister Lauren and her Iranian friend/partner Araz arrive to take care of ”They”.

THEY is written and directed by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh. Executive producers include the great Jane Campion as well as Mike's longtime friends Patty West and Joe Klest. Click here for more about THEY.

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Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

TELEVISION PREMIERE OF HALFWAY

A note from the producers of HALFWAY:

Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado - we give you HALFWAY :) All you have to do is subscribe to the UMC-Urban Movie Channel (at the link below) and you can now officially watch HALFWAY from the comfort of your own home anywhere in continental North America. It's been a long road to get here, but with your support, we're finally here. Please let us know what you think of the film! Team Halfway xoxo

Click here to watch HALFWAY on Urban Movie Channel!

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