Relative, the new dramedy from Chicago filmmaker Michael Smith, brings family dysfunction home for graduation weekend. Nothing can be more anxiety-inducing than gathering with family. There’s always the one family member who you disagree with politically. Or maybe it’s a sibling that brings out you inner Hulk. And yet, there’s still this bittersweet feeling in being able to come back home. Even if it isn’t your family, you might have time to catch up with…"Relative Brings Dysfunction Home For Graduation"
Clare Cooney spoke with Solzy at the Movies about short film Runner now that the award-winning short is being released online. Runner is making its way to the internet after a lengthy film festival run. What was the genesis of the project? Clare Cooney: I actually had the idea when I was, fittingly, on a run. It was a gorgeous day and I had music pumping in my headphones and I was feeling free, powerful,…"Clare Cooney talks Runner"
Michael Glover Smith’s Rendezvous in Chicago has quite the ensemble put together while showing off the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. There’s more to life than just New York and Los Angeles. It feels like very few studio films have been able to showcase the city of Chicago like it deserves. This is where indie filmmakers such as Michael Glover Smith are able to step up to the plate. Smith finds a way to focus on the…"Rendezvous in Chicago: Quite the Ensemble"