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Reeling Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Starts This Week

Thursday marks the kick-off of the 29th Reeling Film Festival one of the longest running LGBT Film Festivals in the world. For 10 days, spread across 5 different screening venues across the city you’ll have the chance to catch more than 50 films included in this years spectacular lineup. Not just about films, there are... Read more »

Meet LGBT professionals and support Reeling Film Festival

Are you looking to meet more LGBT professionals?  Check out dot429 a new networking group that is dedicated to connect LGBTA professionals online and in person. This weekend they are hosting their second event, Brunch at Luminaire.  There you’ll have an opportunity to connect with some of the most influential and successful members of our community.... Read more »

28th Reeling Film Festival kicks off this week

The 28th Reeling Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival opens this week for 10 days of exciting movies!  It’s not just all movies though, there’s all sorts of parties as well. For 10 days more than 150 LGBT films from around the world will be shown during 59 different screenings at four locations thorughout... Read more »

Reeling Film Festival Schedule: Sunday

Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!!Evgeny Afineevsky (USA, 2009, 91 min.) Shirley Hirsch wants what every Jewish mother wants: her son, Nelson, to settle down with a nice, Jewish girl. Over and over, Shirley (My Big Fat Greek Wedding’s Lainie Kazan) invites a new potential wife to Shabbat dinner. Tired of uncomfortable meals, Nelson informs... Read more »

Reeling Film Festival Schedule: Saturday

Beyond the Down Low Being African American and gay has very often been diminished to the overused cliché of “being on the down low.”  But from the rich history of homosexual contributions during the Harlem Renaissance to the modern fear of being outed within close-knit organizations such as the black Greek system, this shorts program... Read more »

Reeling Film Festival Schedule: Friday

Out in the Silence Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson (USA, 2009) The announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson’s wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy and a quest for change in the small Pennsylvania hometown he left long ago. Drawn back by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being... Read more »

Reeling Film Festival Schedule: Thursday

The Female Heart Tender, poignant, and often life changing are the intimate relationships and moments that the women of these short films experience. Whether it’s an affair that extends over the course of years, or a platonic encounter lasting only minutes, these characters share the special bond that can only exist between two women. Lucha... Read more »

Reeling Film Festival Schedule: Wednesday

Lie (Miente)Rafi Mercado (Puerto Rico, 2009, 94 min.)In Spanish, with English subtitles Henry has a humdrum life working in a video store, in direct contrast with his vibrant, chaotic artwork. All in a matter of days, two people–Paula and Diff–come into his life and turn it inside out. Paula, a striking photographer, is running from... Read more »

Reeling Film Festival Schedule: Tuesday

Gefilte Fish With a Side of Shrimp on the Barbie Sometimes even the greatest loves can’t withstand the circumstances that life hurls at them. The stories told in this short film program feature mostly Jewish females trying to weather the storms of war, persecution, tradition, death, and paralyzing insecurity. As fleeting or lasting as their... Read more »

Reeling Film Festival Schedule: Monday

Training RulesDee Mosbacher & Fawn Yacker (USA, 2009, 61 min.) Long considered one of the last bastions of homophobia and discrimination against gays and lesbians, collegiate sports has maintained its own quiet, don’t-ask-don’t-tell policy. For decades, being out was either not an option, or was frowned upon as damaging to the team dynamic. Pennsylvania State... Read more »