Michael Glover Smith
Michael Glover Smith is a Chicago-based filmmaker, critic, author and teacher. His debut feature film Cool Apocalypse (2015) won multiple awards on the festival circuit and will be released on home video by Emphasis Entertainment Group later this year. His book Flickering Empire, a non-fiction account of the silent-film era in Chicago, was published to acclaim by Columbia University Press in 2015. He teaches film history and aesthetics at Oakton Community College and Harold Washington College and his film writing has appeared in The Chicago Reader, La Furia Umana, Time Out and other outlets. He is currently in pre-production on his next film, Mercury in Retrograde.