Filmed in Saugatuck/Fennville, Michigan


A remarkable film.” — Matt Fagerholm,
Michigan Premiere: September 21, 2018. 7PM

VIP PREVIEW PARTY: Sept 20 6 p.m.
Scroll down for info and tickets

6 – 8:30 p.m | $40

Includes a ticket to the Friday screening, fresh plates from The Kirby and one complimentary beverage (cash bar available).

We’ve put together the perfect evening at “Fern Hollow”, the cottage where much of the movie was shot. Chat with the filmmakers, preview clips from the film, and enjoy craft drinks and fresh plates from The Kirby. All at the picture-perfect lake cottage where Mercury was filmed! Scroll down for all the info.

Three Chicago couples at various stages of their relationships come together for a weekend at a West Michigan cabin.

The group soon teams up along gender lines, with the men and the women engaging in separate activities. The temporary separation from their respective partners shakes each of the sextet out of their familiar perspectives, accelerating below-the-surface shifts that will have a lasting impact on all of their lives.

Michael Glover Smith improves upon his impressive first film Cool Apocalypse with more polished camerawork and acting, sharpening his already formidable skills for supremely observant relationship drama. “In Mercury in Retrograde, I wanted to explore how men and women communicate (and miscommunicate) with each other in the modern world,” says the director. “In this respect, it continues and deepens the themes of my previous feature Cool Apocalypse, which showed how one couple comes together for the first time while another breaks apart for the final time. A friend who saw the earlier movie remarked that it was easy to show people falling in and out of love but difficult to show what happens in between. I decided to make a movie about three couples from Chicago vacationing together for a weekend at a cabin in Saugatuck/Fennville, Michigan. Stepping away from their daily routines for three days causes each of the six principal characters to take emotional stock of their lives and see their relationships in a new light.”

Directed by Michael Glover Smith.
Join us for the Michigan premiere of Mercury in Retrograde, filmed in Saugatuck/Fennville, Michigan.

Stay after the screening for a post-film meet and greet with Michael Glover Smith and producer/actor Shane Simmons.
Tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for students with an ID


Thursday, September 20 | 6 – 8:30 p.m | $40

Includes a ticket to the Friday screening, fresh plates from The Kirby and one complimentary beverage (cash bar available)

We’ve put together the perfect evening: craft drinks and fresh plates from The Kirby, all at the picture-perfect lake cottage where Mercury in Retrograde was filmed, snuggled back in the woods.

Mike Smith, the filmmaker, and Shane Simmons, actor/producer, will be hanging out to talk with you and preview film clips, so grab a drink and chat with them about filming at Fern Hollow plus the Sand Bar, Oval Beach, the disc golf course at the State Park, and more. They’ll talk about how they chose Saugatuck/Douglas, the trickiest parts of filming in the woods, and the cast’s favorite hang-outs. Plus you’ll get to preview clips from the film!

Music, film, awesome food from The Kirby, craft beverages, and friends … all in one of the coolest outdoor spots in West Michigan. If you have not yet experienced the peace and tranquility of a Lake Michigan cottage tucked into the woods, now is your chance. We’ll see you there!

This event includes one complimentary drink, fresh plates from The Kirby and a reserved ticket for Friday’s 7:00 p.m. Michigan Premiere screening of Mercury in Retrograde.

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