Midwest Sci-Fi and Futurism Night

"Dissidence (2084)"

“Dissidence (2084)”

MIFF explores
social issues, and
the intersection
of sci-fi and horror
on June 4 at Landmark

The Midwest Independent Film Festival presents Midwest Sci-Fi and Futurism Night as part of its monthly First Tuesdays screening series on June 4, 2019.

The evening’s program includes short films depicting not-too-far-away realities, social issues explored through our relationship with science and technology, and the intersection of sci-fi and horror.



ABI is the story of scientist Vincent Forrester’s biological computer prototype that could change the world, but when a system virus infects his lab assistant, Abi, it could prove deadly. (Directed by Timothy Troy)


Bodyman (Experience Required) is a story exploring the idea that, with a seemingly endless wave of gun violence, instead of asking ourselves how to stop it, we imagine what could happen if we don’t. In this film’s near-future setting, a roadkill cleanup worker applies for the newly government mandated position. (Directed by Ryan R. Browne)


Rubicon Road, a film about a couple trying to connect on a weekend getaway at a unique rental home tailored just for them. They discover some strings attached they weren’t anticipating. The film explores the complications of privacy and technology in our consumer-centric world. (Directed by Ben Wolan)

Dissidence (2084) is a film imagining the year 2084, in which a government worker chooses to go without his mandated phone. This begins to open his eyes, as he learns the consequences of speaking out against the surveillance state he is living in. (Directed by Matthew Brdlik)

The evening will open at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception on the top floor of the Landmark Century Cinema space (2828 N. Clark St.), followed by our signature Producers Panel at 6:30. A Q&A session with the filmmakers will immediately follow the 7:30 p.m. film screening, followed by an afterparty.

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 at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark in Chicago.

Please visit midwestfilm.com for more information and to reserve tickets.

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