“The Cockups” tickets again available after sell-out

TICKETS FOR “THE COCKUPS – The Motion Picture,” a feature written and directed by Gerard Jamroz of Mobilwave Films, are back on sale for the July 23 premiere after the first call for tickets sold out 12 hours after they went on sale at Landmark Century Cinema.

After ticket buyers complained, Landmark moved the screening to a larger theatre in the movieplex to accommodate demand.   Tickets, $15, are available here. 

The indie film/music mash up” is about the Cockups, a washed up alternative rock band that comes together over a weekend to make a music video. Cast includes Robert Tobin, Marla Seidell, Rj Coleman, Letitia Guillaud and Jamroz, who also composed the score.

Jamroz calls it “a cinema verite style film that was shot using Iphones/DSLR/Ipads and other mobile filmmaking tools.”  Reginald Dyson was the DP, Paul Miller the EP.

WRITER/DIRECTOR KARISA BRUIN shot a short comedy film, now in post, whose cast includes Scott Morehold of the Second City’s e.t.c. stage and Melanie Keller of Signal Ensemble Theatre.

The story is about Neah (Keller), who is late to meet her fiancé and calls an UberX car that happens to be driven by her ex-boyfriend (Morehold) and becomes a long ride from the North Side to the Lyric Opera House. 

A DePaul grad student in screenwriting, Bruin collaborated with Andy Stegmeyer of Thunderlab Productions, Aaron Pagel of Kentalago Productions and Terry Jun and Corey Lillard of Pew Pew Productions/TMJ Studios. 

The last day of shooting, June 15, at the Lyric was canceled due to tornado warnings the same day the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.

“While we were glad to be able to watch the game and cheer the Hawks, rescheduling and repermitting was expensive, so we launched an Indiegogo campaign to help us finish the film,” Bruin relates.

2015 SILENT SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL” runs Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. July 30 through Sept. 3, at the Pickwick theatre in Park Ridge. One of flicks goes back to 1918 and the others were made in the 1920s. They will be presented in the same fashion as when they were released more than 75 years ago.

The festival is presented by the Silent Film Society, dedicated to the preservation and proper presentation of silent films. Individual ticket, $10, or festival pass, $49, may be purchased here.

“THE AMAZING MR. ASH,” an award winning short doc, directed by Brian Gersten, about Chicago’s most famous and beloved magician, Ashod Baboorian, who has owned and operated runs one of Chicago’s few magic shops, is now on Vimeo,

Baboorian is an eccentric local entertainer whose Ash’s Magic Shop has been a fixture Lincoln Square for 30 years. This year, the Iraqi-Armenian immigrant, Army veteran, county western singer and world-famous magician, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the City of Chicago for his remarkable and unexpected career path.

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