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REELING: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Liz in September

Liz en Septiembre

Directed by Fina Torres

Venezuela / 2014 / 100 mins / Spanish with English subtitles

Description

Every year, Liz, a hardcore party girl and dedicated womanizer, celebrates her birthday with her friends at a lush Caribbean beach retreat run by her friend Margot. This year is different. She is sick but dreads other people’s pity, so she hides her illness from her friends. When a beautiful young outsider named Eva arrives, Liz’s friends – the closeted Dolores who used to be involved with Liz, her young girlfriend Coqui (who incidentally has the hots for Liz), Alexis, and Any – dare her to seduce Eva. Liz takes the bait and bets that she can bed Eva in just three days. But Eva has her own baggage – deeply wounded by the recent death of her young son – and Liz gets more than she bargained for. Based on the classic lesbian play, LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE, esteemed Venezuelan director Fina Torres (WOMAN ON TOP) helms this powerful adaptation and sensual romantic drama that stars Latina lesbian supermodel Patricia Velasquez (THE L WORD, THE MUMMY) in a superlative performance in the title role.