IFP/Chicago Presents “75 Minutes with Joe Swanberg” on Tues., September 23

Joe Swanberg; photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Joe Swanberg; photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Chicago-based filmmaker Joe Swanberg is spending some time with IFP/Chicago and you’re invited.  On Tuesday, September 23, IFP/Chicago presents “75 Minutes with Joe Swanberg” at the Claudia Cassidy Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL, 60602).  Doors open at 6:30PM, with the event beginning at 7:00PM.  The event is free and open to the public.  Click here to RSVP.

Chicago Tribune columnist Nina Metz hosts the latest edition of IFP/Chicago’s acclaimed series of conversations with the well-known and emerging directors, screenwriters and technical experts of independent cinema.  Previous editions of “75 Minutes With …” have featured such filmmakers as John McNaughton, Neil LaBute, Rose Troche, Harold Ramis, Dylan Baker and Joe Chappelle.  

Joe Swanberg produces, directs, writes, edits, shoots and occasionally acts in film and television.  His latest film, “Happy Christmas,” premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was released on July 25, 2014 by Magnolia Pictures.  His acclaimed 2013 feature “Drinking Buddies” debuted at SXSW.  Both films were shot in and around Chicago, his home base.

Nina Metz writes about TV, film and theater and has a Friday column called "Chicago Close-Up." Before joining the Tribune, she was a freelance writer for several years, as well as a news radio producer in both Chicago and New Orleans.

“Joe has created some of the most entertaining, smart and heart-felt films in recent years.  He has a great career and still lives and works in Chicago,” says Carrie Holt de Lama, president of IFP/Chicago.  “We’re very excited that Joe is able to join us on September 23, and we’re looking forward to hearing his stories about his work.”

Special thanks to The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) for providing the location for this event!