From award-winning international feature films to social documentaries to experimental shorts, Reeling has always presented a range of genres that demonstrate the rich diversity of work being produced. Not only has Reeling become one of the most important cultural events for Chicagoans, it also attracts LGBT people from throughout the Midwest who consider the festival to be the highlight of their cinematic year. The mission of Reeling is to recognize the important artistic contributions that lesbian, gay and transgender filmmakers have made to our culture; to educate the general population and sensitize them to lesbian, gay and transgender issues; to investigate the history of LGBT film, including the stereotyping that has been a major part of this history; and to counteract this stereotyping with valid, meaningful and diverse portrayals of those in the LGBT community.
For over 30 years, Reeling has showcased the most groundbreaking, outstanding, and diverse selection of LGBT films from around the world, across all categories, spanning so many aspects of the LGBT experience. Reeling is an indispensable cultural institution and a unique opportunity not only to watch the films that represent us but also to meet and support the talented filmmakers who are attending the festival, and to experience films that we might never see otherwise, surrounded by fellow members of our fabulous community! Social Media:.
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An exploration of the impact of homophobia and HIV on three generations of an African-American family. Since it opened its doors on Castro Street inLouie's Barber Shop has seen the neighborhood change from a sleepy blue collar Irish community to the world's most famous gay mecca. Today, Louie and his old-time customers are still there, but dykes and queer boys have added a style all their own.
Paci is the lesbian answer to Burroughs. Transeltown takes science fiction, horror, erotica and documentary to wonderfully perverse new levels. An androgynous Hispanic central figure is slowly drawn into a world of sex and death.
The website is currently being redesigned, hopefully end of September, you will be able to sign in progressively soon. RSS Feeds. From international feature films to social issue documentaries to experimental shorts, Reeling has always presented a range of genres that demonstrates the rich diversity of work being produced.
It starts with a crush and sometimes ends with a bad breakup - this series of shorts tackles all stages of the typical lesbian relationship. This …. Chicago Filmmakers and Presenting Sponsors Showtime and Comcast are pleased to announce the 27th year of Reeling, the second-oldest lesbian and gay film festival in the world, and a premier Welcome to the first searchable online directory of services dedicated to gender and sexual minorities for the Chicagoland area!
Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe. Chicago's 22nd annual lesbian and gay film festival runs Friday through Thursday, November 7 through Advance tickets can be purchased from 10 to 6 weekdays and noon to 5 Saturday at Chicago Filmmakers, N.
With 31 features and 19 short film programs being screened—all of them Chicago premieres—the 36th edition of Reeling the second-oldest LGBTQ film festival in the world runs September at a handful of theaters around the city, including an opening night presentation at the Davis Theater, with an afterparty at the adjoining Carbon Arc Bar. Estranged from his wife Emily Watson and sons, Wilde is haunted by ghosts of the past and supported by his remaining loyal friends, including Reggie played by Oscar-winner Colin Firth. Cordileone is expected to attend the opening night festivities along with other cast members.