IFP/Chicago, the Music Box Theatre and the Midwest Independent Film Festival co-present “75 Minutes with Joel Potrykus” Saturday March 14th

Joel Potrykus will discuss his career and the making of the SXSW hit BUZZARD with Drew Hunt from the Chicago Reader.  The 10pm conversation will be followed by a midnight screening of BUZZARD.

“75 Minutes with ...” is IFP/Chicago’s series of conversations with well-known and emerging directors, screenwriters and technical experts of independent cinema. “75 Minutes with Joel Potrykus” will feature an interactive conversation between Joel Potrykus, director of BUZZARD (Official Selection, SXSW) and film writer Drew Hunt of the Chicago Reader.  The conversation will take us behind the scenes to explore the making of the film as well providing a forum for personal reflections on the filmmaking process and an opportunity for audience questions.

Anyone who purchases a ticket for any midnight showing of BUZZARD will be admitted to “75 Minutes with Joel Potrykus” on Saturday, March 14th, 2015.

WHEN:  Saturday March 14th, 2015
10:00pm “75 Minutes with” in the Music Box Lounge
12:00am: Midnight screening of BUZZARD
Tickets on sale for $10.00 at http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/features/buzzard

WHERE: Music Box Theatre
3733 North Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

IFP/CHICAGO MEMBER BENEFITS:  Special gift from the Music Box Theater PLUS Reserved Seating for all IFP/Chicago members


Marty is a caustic, small-time con artist drifting from one scam to the next.  When his latest ruse goes awry, mounting paranoia forces him from his lousy small town temp job to the desolate streets of Detroit with nothing more than a pocket full of bogus checks, a dangerously altered Nintendo® Power Glove, and a bad temper.  Albert Camus meets Freddy Krueger in BUZZARD, a hellish and hilarious riff on the struggles of the American working class.

Previous conversations have featured such filmmakers as John McNaughton, Neil LaBute, Rose Troche, Harold Ramis, Dylan Baker, Joe Chappelle, and Joe Swanberg.  These intimate talks engage both filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike, providing behind-the-scenes reflections and personal insights about the filmmaking process. http://www.ifpchicago.org/75-minutes-with

IFP/Chicago is a non-profit organization committed to the idea that independent film is an important art form and a powerful voice in our society. We provide information, community, education and professional development opportunities for independent filmmakers, industry professionals and independent film enthusiasts. We encourage quality and diversity in independent production and assist filmmakers at all levels of experience in realizing their unique vision.  http://www.ifpchicago.org

For the last two decades, the Music Box Theatre has been the premiere venue in Chicago for independent and foreign films. It currently has the largest theater space operated full time in the city.  The Music Box Theatre is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation. SMBC, through its Music Box Films division, also distributes foreign and independent films in the theatrical, DVD and television markets throughout the United States.

The Midwest Independent Film Festival is the nation's only film festival solely dedicated to the Midwest filmmaker, presenting audiences with regionally produced independent cinema every first Tuesday of the month.  http://www.midwestfilm.com