. . . and if you’re fast enough, you may yet be able to see it tonight. This from Steppenwolf:
“Tonight, Tuesday, July 1st, The Midwest Independent Film Festival will be hosting a special Chicago Premiere screening of the Steppenwolf Films comedy Diminished Capacity at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark Street. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with screenwriter Sherwood Kiraly and Steppenwolf Films producer Tim Evans. . . .
“[D]oors open at 6 p.m. with a pre-show cocktail reception, Diminished Capacity screens promptly at 7:30 p.m. and is followed by a catered reception at Forno Diablo, 433 West Diversey. Tickets are $10 and include admission into all of the night’s festivities! A capacity crowd is expected; we recommend purchasing advance tickets for tonight at www.midwestfilm.com.”
Diminished Capacity stars Matthew Broderick as a Chicago newspaper editor who suffers the title handicap after a concussion. Moving back home to Missouri, he joins forces with his even more pixilated Uncle Rollie (Alan Alda) and his high school sweetheart (Virginia Madsen)–no word on her mental state–to sell a valuable baseball card. The cast also includes Steppenwolf members Jeff Perry, Jim True-Frost, and Lois Smith.
This is a first feature-length movie, both for Steppenwolf Films and for its director, Steppenwolf cofounder Terry Kinney. SF and Kinney previously made an eight-minute short called Kubuku Rides. Based on a Larry Brown short story it explores a woman’s alcoholism from the point of view of her eight-year-old child.