MIFF to host Chicago premiere of ‘Same Boat’

Same Boat

Stealthily filmed
nautical thriller
makes its
Windy City debut
at MIFF’s
First Tuesday
monthly event

The Midwest Independent Film Festival presents the Chicago premiere of Same Boat, as part of the festival’s First Tuesdays screening series, directed by Chris Roberti and written by Chris Roberti and Josh Itzkowitz.

Same Boat is the story of a time traveling assassin who inadvertently falls in love with the woman he’s been sent to kill… while on a cruise ship. The film is about being bored with your job, trying to escape it, destroying your life completely, and finding a way to fix it again, love, loyalty, integrity, and friendship. And, it’s about how kindness is more powerful than destruction.

Fun fact: the film was secretly shot aboard an actual cruise.



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 the festival’s 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 after party.

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

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. This year-round film festival sits proudly at the center of the independent film scene in Chicago and the Midwest and is dedicated to celebrating and strengthening that community.

Send your screening updates to Reel Chicago Editor Dan Patton, dan@reelchicago.com.