Feb
22
to Dec 31

'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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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
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.

THEY 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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