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Get your funny at the Landmark tonight

By Chris Karr in Arts & Entertainment on May 2, 2006 3:02PM

Tonight's edition of the Midwest Independent Film Festival will be featuring the Chicago premiere of a few new short comedy films.

210031.jpg John Cabrera's (of "Gilmore Girls" fame) short film "The Man Who Invented the Moon" will headline the event. This thirty-minute film focuses on a young man forced out of isolation back into the real world. Did we mention that he brings along imaginary friends?

After that, we get a five minute film about a coffee break, something having to do with corduroy jeans, and a film out of Indiana.

(Chicagoist apologizes for the terse blurbs above. We actually haven't seen the films yet - no special screenings for us - but we've never been disappointed by the fare at the Midwest Indy.)

Showtime begins at 7:30 PM tonight at the Landmark Century Center at Clark and Diversey. Drinks and industry hobnobbing begin earlier at 6:00. The price of admission is a single movie ticket (the only inflating commodity that seems to be giving gas a run for its money) that can be picked up at the Landmark box offices. It's a good chance to see some local talent for a change and support the local film industry. (Some may argue that seeing the latest Jen Aniston film does the same thing, but we think that tonight's event is probably more fun and we end up avoiding the dirty looks from the local Vince fan clubs.)

For more details, visit the Midwest Indy site.