Cow Lamp signs ‘Rendezvous’ for distribution

'Rendezvous in Chicago'

‘Rendezvous in Chicago’

Michael Glover Smith’s
“love letter”
to the Windy City
will begin streaming
online in October

Cow Lamp Films has acquired the rights to Rendezvous in Chicago. According to a press release issued today, the company will make the locally-produced romantic comedy available for online viewing in October, when Rendezvous’ summer festival run concludes.

Rendezvous in Chicago is the third feature film by writer and director Michael Glover Smith. Exploring the beginning, middle, and end stages of three separate romances, it offers a strong yet breezy trio of trips through love in the Windy City. The film will also screen at Margate Park on August 27th as part of the Chicago Park District’s Local Film Showcase.



“I wanted to create a romantic-comedy anthology film that would celebrate love in its many diverse forms in a modern urban setting,” Smith says. “I specifically intended the film to be a love letter to my hometown, and that’s why I couldn’t be happier that we will screen as part of Movies in the Parks’ Onscreen Local Film Showcase in August.”

ALSO READ: ‘Rendezvous in Chicago’ hometown premiere at the Siskel Film Center

As the Midwest’s only indie film distributor, Cow Lamp expressed similar enthusiasm for the deal. Besides helping one of Chicago’s very own, the company got to announce the acquisition of Rendezvous, its first LGBTQ+ film, during Pride Month.

Additionally, the film was produced by Layne Marie Williams, founder of the Chicago-based nonprofit Women of The Now, an organization on a mission “to create opportunities for all marginalized populations in the film and entertainment industry.”



Rendezvous in Chicago stands out for its thrift, playful performances, experimental delivery, and according to the crew, for its efficient execution.”
Joey Filer Reel Chicago

“Writer/director Michael Glover Smith gets it exquisitely right in his three-story anthology called, Rendezvous in Chicago.
Patrick McDonald Hollywood Chicago

Rendezvous in Chicago feels like eavesdropping on clever conversations.”
Richard Roeper The Chicago Sun Times


To view photos from Rendezvous in Chicago’s hometown premiere at the Siskel Film Center, click here. To keep up with news about Rendezvous in Chicago, click here.

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