This page contains information about upcoming and past theatrical screenings of my films as well as personal appearances and public lectures. Information regarding Q&As and links to buy tickets are provided where applicable.
7.09.22: RELATIVE will screen at Chicago Filmmakers in Edgewater on Saturday, July 9 at 7pm, followed by a Q&A with me and actress Elizabeth Stam, moderated by critic Cati Glidewell (The Blonde in Front). For tickets to this screening, visit: https://chicagofilmmakers.org/upcoming-screenings-and-events/relative
7.17.22: RELATIVE will screen at the New 400 in Rogers Park on Sunday, July 17 at 3pm, followed by a Q&A with me and actresses Emily Lape and Heather Chrisler, moderated by critic Don Shanahan (https://www.everymoviehasalesson.com/) and a walking tour of some of the film’s locations. A portion of the proceeds will benefit P.O. Box Collective. For tickets to this screening, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/relative-movie-comes-home-to-rogers-park-at-the-new-400-tickets-377356261737
Chicago-area, 6.08-6.22.22: RELATIVE will screen at the Music Box Theatre at 3733 N. Southport Ave. on Wednesday, June 8 at 7pm, followed by a Q&A with me and principle cast. For tickets to this screening, visit: https://musicboxtheatre.com/films/relative
RELATIVE will screen at the Gene Siskel Film Center at 164 N. State St. on Friday, June 10 at 7pm, Wednesday, June 15 at 8pm and Thursday, June 16 at 8:15pm. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with me and select cast & crew. For tickets to these screenings, visit: https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/relative
RELATIVE will screen at the Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge, IL for a week-long run beginning Friday, June 17. I will be at the opening night screening with actor Emily Lape for a Q&A moderated by critic Ian Simmons. For tickets to these screenings, visit: https://www.hollywoodblvdcinema.com/movies/relative/
RELATIVE will screen at the Wilmette Theatre in downtown Wilmette, IL on Saturday, June 18. I will be at the screening with actor Heather Chrisler for a Q&A moderated by Jillian McKeown (Adult Services Manager at the Wilmette Public Library where two scenes from the movie were shot). For tickets to this screening, visit: https://ticketing.useast.veezi.com/purchase/16121?siteToken=eym1b8zj89qyb17se01zmgtfww
5.21.22: RELATIVE will screen at the Fort Myers Film Festival in Florida! Our screening will take place at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center on Saturday, May 21 at 7pm. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with me and actress Heather Chrisler. You can buy tix on the festival’s website here.
5.18.22: RELATIVE will screen in Beloit, Wisconsin as part of the Beloit International Film Festival Year Round screening series. The screening will be followed by a Zoom Q&A with me. More info here.
4.22.22-4.24.22: RELATIVE will screen twice at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival: on Friday, April 22 at the Phoenix and on Sunday, April 24 at the Five Flags Majestic. I will be in attendance at both screenings along with actresses Emily Lape and Elizabeth Stam and producer Aaron Wertheimer. You can buy tickets on the festival’s websitehere.
4.05.22: Following RELATIVE’s World Premiere at Gasparilla (where Cameron Roberts won the Grand Jury Award for Best Performance), I am pleased to announce the next screening of the film: RELATIVE will receive its Chicago Premiere on April 5 at the Gene Siskel Film Center as part of the great Midwest Film Festival. Joining me for a post-screening Q&A will be nine cast members including Wendy Robie (TWIN PEAKS). The show WILL sell out so please buy your tix in advance if you plan on seeing it there. Hope to see you on the red carpet!
3.12.22: The World Premiere of RELATIVE will take place at the 15th annual Gasparilla Film Festival. Our screening will be held at the AMC Westshore in Tampa, Florida at 7:30pm. I will be there in person along with actors Francis Guinan, Cameron Roberts, Clare Cooney, Emily Lape, Melissa DuPrey and Elizabeth Stam and producers Aaron Wertheimer and Brian and Jan Hieggelke. Tickets can be purchased here.
5.17.20: There will be a Rendezvous in Chicago Facebook Live discussion featuring me and Clare Cooney on Sunday, May 17 at 8pm (CST). Clare and I will basically be watching the movie on Tubi and talking about it. Feel free to join us, watch and listen along! More info here.
4.13-4.23.20: MERCURY IN RETROGRADE is now streaming exclusively with the Gene Siskel Film Center. Stream the film before 4/23 and part of the proceeds will go to the theater. Also, there will be a “virtual Q&A” this Friday, 4/17, at 8pm with me, actor Shane Simmons and special guests TBA moderated by critic Lee Shoquist! More info here: http://www.mercuryinretrogrademovie.com/
3.26: I will host a “MeetUp with the Filmmakers” event, along with Aaron Milan Wertheimer and Layne Marie Williams (the co-producers of my next feature RELATIVE), at Chicago Filmmakers on Thursday, March 26 at 7:00pm. More info here.
2.28 – 2.29.20: ROY’S WORLD, the documentary I produced about Barry Gifford’s childhood in Chicago in the 1950s, will have its World Premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival on Friday, February 28. I will be in attendance for it (and an encore screening on 2/29) along with director Rob Christopher. More info on the GFF site.
12.09.19: There will be an IFP Chicago-sponsored screening of MERCURY IN RETROGRADE at Flashpoint Academy (28 N. Clark St. – 5th floor screening room) at 6:30PM. Followed by a live Q&A with me, producer/actor Shane Simmons and producer Kevin Wright.
10.13.19: RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO will screen at the Buffalo International Film Festival. Exact showtime and ticket info for our Western New York Premiere (and final festival screening!) on the BIFF website here.
9.25.19: RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO will screen at 6740Micro, a micro-cinema in Rogers Park located at 6740 N. Sheridan Rd at 7PM. Admission is $5! I’ll be present for a Q&A. Final Chicago Theatrical screening! More info on the Facebook event page here.
9.13.19: AT LAST, OKEMAH!, a short film I made in 2009, will receive a special 10th anniversary screening at The Hungry Brain in Chicago. I will be on hand for a Q&A along with members of the cast and crew. Learn more about the screening via our Facebook event page here.
9.7 – 9.9.19: RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO will screen three times at different venues at the 9th Lake County Film Festival:
Waukegan, Saturday, September 7 at 7:15pm
Lake Forest, Sunday, September 8 at 7:00pm
Grayslake, Monday, September 9 7:00pm
I will be present for a live Q&A after all three screenings. More info, including exact venue and ticket info, can be found on the LCFF website here.
8.30.19: MERCURY IN RETROGRADE Blu-ray release party at Transistor Chicago from 6-9PM! Free admission/snacks and drinks provided. The film will be screened with the sound off. I will be there along with actor/producer Shane Simmons and producer Kevin Wright to sign copies of the Blu-ray, which will be on sale for $20.
8.27 – 8.30.19: RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO screens three times as part of Movies in the Parks’ Onscreen Local Film Showcase:
Margate Park, Tuesday, August 27 at 8:00PM
Humboldt Park, Thursday, August 29 at 9:30PM
Humboldt Park, Friday, August 30 at 9:30PM
All screenings followed by a live Q&A with me and members of the cast and crew TBA.
8.07.19: Los Angeles Premiere of MERCURY IN RETROGRADE at Rooftop Cinema Club Neuehouse Hollywood. Followed by a live Q&A with me, actress Roxane Mesquida, actor/producer Shane Simmons and producer Kevin Wright. Tickets can be purchased now at the venue’s website.
7.13.19: RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO returns to Strasburg, VA to screen as part of the Shenandoah Film Collaborative’s Summer Film Series. The screening will be held at the delightful Box Office Brewery at 5:30 PM.
5.25.19: NYC Premieres of MERCURY IN RETROGRADE and RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn. MERCURY screens at 5:00 PM. RENDEZVOUS screens at 7:30 PM. Both screenings will be followed by a live Q&A with me and members of the cast and crew (TBA). Admission to each show is $10.
5.21.19: Michigan Premiere of RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO at the Maple Theater in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield. Screening with Clare Cooney’s short RUNNER. Followed by a live Q&A with me and Clare.
4.7.19: Florida Premiere of RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO at the Tallahassee Film Festival. Followed by a Q&A with me and production designer Haley McCormick. We screen at 5:30 PM at All Saints Cinema.
3.17.19: Pennsylvania Premiere of RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO at the Women’s Film Festival in Philadelphia. Followed by a Q&A with me, producer Layne Marie Williams and production manager Armani Barron. The screening will be held at the Drexel URBN Black Box Theater.
2.28.19: Alabama Premiere of RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO at the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival. Followed by a Q&A with me and actor Kevin Wehby.
2.23 – 2.24.19: Wisconsin Premiere of RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO at the Beloit International Film Festival. The 2/23 screening will be followed by a Q&A with me and actors Clare Cooney and Shane Simmons. The 2/24 screening will be followed by a Q&A with me and producer Layne Marie Williams.
2.14.19: New Mexico Premiere of RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO at the Santa Fe Film Festival. Our screening will be held at the Center for the Contemporary Arts Cinematheque at 8pm and followed by a Q&A w/ me.
2.8 – 2.13.19: Chicago Premiere of RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO at the Gene Siskel Film Center! Four screenings, each followed by a uniquely themed Q&A with cast and crew: Fri, 2/8, Sat, 2/9, Mon, 2/11 & Wed, 2/13.
11.29.18 – Illinois Premiere of RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO at the Oakton Pop-Up Film Festival in Des Plaines, IL.
11.11.18 – Virginia Premiere of RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO at the Strasburg Film Festival in Strasburg, VA.
10.19.18 – World Premiere and U.S. Premiere of RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO at the Adirondack Film Festival in Glens Falls, NY.
10.05.18 – International Premiere of MERCURY IN RETROGRADE at the Wales International Film Festival in Swansea, Wales.
09.21.18 – Michigan Premiere of MERCURY IN RETROGRADE at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts in Saugatuck, MI.
06.20.18 – MERCURY IN RETROGRADE screening at the Wilmette Theater in Wilmette, IL.
03.24.18 – Florida Premiere of MERCURY IN RETROGRADE at the Tallahassee Film Festival.
03.10.18 – MERCURY IN RETROGRADE screening at the Homewood Science Center in Homewood, IL.
02.16-02.21.18 – Chicago Premiere of MERCURY IN RETROGRADE at the Gene Siskel Film Center.