2015, Michael Glover Smith, USA, 73 min. With Nina Ganet, Chelsea David.
- Sat, Nov 21st 8:00pm
- Mon, Nov 23rd 8:15pm
In the spirit of Eric Rohmer, four twenty-something Chicagoans pursue romance and find entanglement with a significant other both sweet and bitter. Set over twenty-four hours in a North Side neighborhood, COOL APOCALYPSE brings together Paul (Kevin Wehby) and Julie (Ganet) in a spontaneous early morning connection. Dinner over a bottle of wine and vegan beef stew with Claudio (Adam Overberg) and Tess (David), a squabbling and volatile pair mid-breakup, exposes the dark flip side of coupledom as an ill-advised magic trick has explosive repercussions. Director Smith brings a lyrical touch to the black-and-white evocation of city locations. DCP digital. (BS)
NOVEMBER 21 & 23: Director Michael Glover Smith, producer Clare Kosinski, and selected members of the cast will be present for audience discussion at both screenings.