Reeling Film Festival ’09

The 28th Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival is going on now, from Nov. 6th until the 16th!

Here is a blurb from the official website,

We are expecting almost 100 filmmakers and talent this year, more than ever in the Festival’s history! Just a few of this year’s expected guests:

  • Mink Stole (John Waters’ muse and star of Pink Flamingos)
  • Jane Wiedlin (from The Go-Go’s)
  • Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy)
  • Richard Ganoung (star of the classic Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kissand Parting Glances)
  • The Joans (the hanger-wielding, Joan Crawford-inspired band)

Additionally, we are expecting filmmakers from The Big Gay MusicalOy Vey! My Son is Gay!!Rivers Wash Over MeFish Out of WaterStuck!Baby Jane?Eating OutHomewreckerBilly’s Hollywood Screen KissStanding-N-TruthJust Say LoveCity of BordersAmerican PrimitiveRiot Acts,Fiona’s ScriptFruit FlyFamilyMake the Yuletide GayNight Fliers,Pornography: A ThrillerWe Are the Mods, and numerous shorts!

Presented by Showtime and Comcast, running November 5 – 15, Reeling will showcase over 150 innovative gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films from countries as diverse as the Philippines, Sweden, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Reeling continues to demonstrate the expanding breadth of gay-themed work being produced today by showcasing films representing multi-cultural perspectives and in genres ranging from musical comedy to horror to serious drama to compelling documentaries to introspective experimental, and more.

Reeling will present 59 different screenings, including 33 narrative feature films, 10 programs of documentary features and featurettes, and 16 programs of shorts, as well as 7 after-parties and a panel discussion. Festival screening venues include Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema(2828 N. Clark St.), Film Row Cinema (Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.), Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave.), and the Festival’s home base at Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.).

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