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Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N State St, Chicago, Illinois 60601
“A remarkable film.” — Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com
“Beautifully filmed…laser-like scrutiny coupled with artistic sensitivity.” — Debra Davy, Splash Magazines
First Chicago run! Director Michael Glover Smith in person!
MERCURY IN RETROGRADE
Link to trailer: vimeo.com/249500004
2017, Michael Glover Smith, USA, 105 min.
With Najarra Townsend, Roxane Mesquida
Chicago-based film critic Smith improves upon his impressive first film COOL APOCALYPSE with more polished camerawork and acting (including Alana Arenas of Steppenwolf and French star Roxane Mesquida of FAT GIRL) in this supremely observant drama in which three Chicago couples reexamine their relationships during a weekend together at a woodsy Michigan cabin. DCP digital.
Info & Tickets siskelfilmcenter.org/mercury
Director Michael Glover Smith and producer/actor Shane Simmons will appear for audience discussion at all screenings. The February 16 discussion will be moderated by film critic David J. Fowlie of keeping-it-reel.com. The February 19 screening will be moderated by film critic Matt Fagerholm of RogerEbert.com. The February 21 screening will be moderated by film critic Ian Simmons of Kicking the Seat.