Chance the Rapper, Monica Raymund and What Is RunRainbow?

Chance the Rapper, Monica Raymund and What Is RunRainbow?

Earlier this month, production company A24 finally announced it has produced and will release SLICE, a feature film starring Chance the Rapper that was shot in Chicago this past summer. The film is eyeing a release in the second half of 2017. The film was written and directed by Chance’s frequent collaborator Austin Vesely.

SLICE takes place in a mysterious city, and centers around an enigmatic outlaw framed for a killing spree that targets unsuspecting pizza delivery boys. Here is a very brief teaser for the film (again... very brief):

SHOW UP AND SUPPORT ON SATURDAY: CHICAGO FIRE star Monica Raymund will be presenting her short film TANYA this Saturday at 7 pm at ArcLight Cinema at 1500 North Clybourn. The film stars Eamonn Walker, Kiah McKirnan, Christian Stolte, and Joe Minoso. UNSEEN DANCES, a dance film, will screen in collaboration with the Red Sand Project; the screening will be followed by a panel moderated by Women in Film and Q & A with cast & crew. This is a fundraising event with all proceeds going to Hidden Tears Project, Traffick Free, Rights4Girls, & Promise. Click here for tickets.

THERE IS LESS THAN ONE HOUR LEFT TO SUPPORT THIS FILM: RunRainbow from Soft Cage Films is a feature film about revolution, art, love, and sex. Tim Cassidy is obsessed with building a better world for his unborn child. He ends up submerging himself in a virtual world of sex, marketing, reality TV, and false prophets for profit. The kickstarter closes IN AN HOUR. Will you support it? Click here.

BUY LOCAL: The comedy feature IT'S ALL GOOD from FND Films is available to buy or rent today for a whopping $3.99 so let's all go ahead and do that at The Cleveland-made dark comedy MAD and the Illinois indies A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET and HENRY GAMBLE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY are all on iTunes right now, waiting to be purchased by you. The best way to support local filmmakers is to BUY THEIR FILMS!

Mike McNamara is the Co-Founder of The Midwest Independent Film Festival, Mike pays his rent as an actor in Chicago in theatre, commercials, television and film. More from Mac at