The films are not diverse solely in their representation of queer people and stories but also in traditional notions of film genre and form. The inaugural festival took place in Apriland is the second oldest festival of its kind in the world. This offbeat dramedy from writer-director Shaz Bennett is the essence of a fish out of water story — literally. The festival sold out nearly every screening, leaving audiences demanding more. Chicago Underground Comedy Beat Kitchen.
Underneath all the glittery excess is the story of the two owners.
Reeling: the Chicago Gay And Lesbian International Film Festival
The festival sold out nearly every screening, leaving audiences demanding more. But this year will be different. Seventeen-year-old Johan is a small-town boy whose love for Boy George and Depeche Mode makes him an easy target for bullying from the neighborhood kids. In DEVIANT, a sexually conflicted teenager finds faith and acceptance after escaping the tortures of electrotherapeutic conversion therapy in the s. Skip to main content. At the same time, his long-repressed sexual identity, heightened by an illicit affair with one of his fellow songbirds, threatens to push him into the danger zone. Pemberton solicited Jennifer at a disco while on liberty leave, brutally murdering her when he discovered she was transgender.