Chicago filmmaker Michael Glover Smith’s ‘Relative’ at Facets tonight

FACETS announces a one-night-only screening of Chicago filmmaker Michael Glover Smith‘s award-winning film Relative, followed by a Q&A moderated by filmmaker and DePaul Professor Lori Felker.

The screening and Q&A take place at FACETS (1517 W. Fullerton Ave) on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance through FACETS’ website and cost $12 for general admission, and $10 for FACETS Members and college students.

Ticketing info can be found on FACETS’ website


“A wickedly funny, occasionally poignant and authentic-to-its core drama/comedy about three eventful days in the life of a totally relatable extended family” (***1/2 stars out of four) – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times


Join us for a special one-night-only screening of Chicago filmmaker Michael Glover Smith’s award-winning film Relative, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker where we’ll hear about how FACETS Founder Milos Stehlik helped inspire the film and dig deeper into Michael’s uncompromising approach to independent filmmaking. 

Produced by Chicago Film Project (Jennifer Reeder’s Knives and Skin), this Chicago-made dramedy stars Wendy Robie (Twin Peaks) and Steppenwolf Theater Ensemble legend Francis Guinan as the parents of a family at a crossroads. How will the Frank family handle separations, new romances, and empty nesting following the college graduation of Benji (The Walking Dead’s Cameron Scott Roberts), the youngest member of their clan? Time, love, family reunions and online proclivities test all of the characters in this ensemble film. Written and directed by Michael Glover Smith (Mercury in Retrograde).

Post-Screening Q&A 

Relative producer, writer, and director Michael Glover Smith will be joined by editor Eric Marsh for a special Q&A moderated by filmmaker, DePaul Professor, and Relative actor Lori Felker following the 7:00 pm screening. 

Film information 

Relative, 2022, DCP, 97 mins, U.S.A., directed by Michael Glover Smith 


One-time-only screening at FACETS (1517 W. Fullerton Ave.) on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 7:00 pm, with Q&A following the screening.

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