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"Hannah Free" is home in Chicago

This weekend, the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State St.) will play host to screenings of Chicago's new lesbian film, Hannah Free. Starting tomorrow night, you can see Sharon Gless (Cagney and Lacey, Queer as Folk) as the star of the film, a working class gay woman and her lover over 60 years.


The Chicago Tribune had a feature on the film this week, focusing on the house used as the set for much of Hannah Free. Filmmaker (and Windy City Times editor) Tracy Baim talked about opening up her home to the cameras to what became 17 different sets, and how it was like "a freshman dorm" with actors and other people working on the film staying in the house.


Baim's house is historic, as it was home to the Keith Family, built in the Prairie Avenue District in 1870. The Trib article has more information on the history of the location, which you can see in Hannah Free this weekend for $10.



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