World premiere of “Relative” at the Gasparilla International Film Fest, March 12, 2022

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CHICAGO – In other good news on the way to normality, a local writer/director – Michael Glover Smith – produced his fourth feature film last year in Chicago and it is now ready for its world premiere. “Relative” will screen at the Gasparilla International Film Festival (Tampa Bay, Florida) on March 12, 2022. For more information, click RELATIVE.

“Relative” is a film about transition, as a family comes together for the college graduation of the youngest son/brother. Each family member faces a situational crossroads, and the family unit both modifies and challenges them. The film stars Wendy Robie, Francis Guinan, Cameron Scott Roberts, Keith D. Gallagher, Emily Lape, Melissa DuPrey, Elizabeth Stam and Clare Cooney.

‘Relative’ World Premiere March 12, 2022
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Writer/director Michael Glover Smith is also a writer and professor of film studies (at Oakton Community College and elsewhere) and is based in Chicago. His feature debut, “Cool Apocalypse,” premiered in 2015, the same release year as his first book, “Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the WE Movie industry.” His next two films were “Mercury in Retrograde” in 2017 and “Rendezvous in Chicago” in 2018. He shot “Relative” last August in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.

“Relative”, a film by Michael Glover Smith, makes its world premiere at the Gasparilla International Film Festival on March 12, 2022. Click MSG PODTALK for a previous article about the film on

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