Aug
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
1:30pm 1:30pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
11:00am11:00am

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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