Bio: Michael Glover Smith’s work as writer/director includes the narrative features COOL APOCALYPSE (2015), MERCURY IN RETROGRADE (2017) and RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO (2018). Each film in this character-based “relationship trilogy” has won multiple awards at festivals across the U.S. and screened at indie theaters including Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn, Rooftop Cinema Club in L.A. and Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center. These movies have received rave reviews by critics including the Sun-Times‘ Richard Roeper who noted, “Smith creates characters who look and sound like people we know,” and RogerEbert.com’s Matt Fagerholm who called Smith “One of the Windy City’s finest filmmakers.”
More recently, Smith produced Rob Christopher’s acclaimed documentary ROY’S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD’S CHICAGO, narrated by Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon and Lili Taylor, which received its World Premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival in 2020. He is currently in pre-production on his fourth narrative feature, RELATIVE, starring Wendy Robie (TWIN PEAKS) and Steppenwolf Ensemble Member/Chicago theater legend Francis Guinan. Smith received the Siskel Center’s Star Filmmaker award in 2017 and made Newcity magazine’s “Film 50” list in 2018 for being “one of 50 individuals who shape Chicago’s film scene.”
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