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REELING: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Brokeback Mountain | Special Anniversary Presentation

Directed by Ang Lee

USA / 2005 / 134 mins / English


A 10th anniversary screening of this critically lauded, box office smash and instant gay cinema classic. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this raw, powerful story of two young men, a Wyoming ranch hand (Ledger) and a rodeo cowboy (Gyllenhaal), who meet in the summer of 1963 sheepherding in the harsh, high grasslands of contemporary Wyoming and become passionate lovers. Their romance continues behind closed doors in the ensuing years in a relationship that is at turns ecstatic, bitter and conflicted. Nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor for Ledger, Supporting Actor for Gyllenhaal and the winner of four Oscars including Best Director for Lee. Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway co-star.