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REELING: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Love is Universal | A Dyke Delicious Program

90 mins


Universally understood love takes hold in this program of heart-wrenching short films that show us what it is to love and be loved. A young woman’s relationship is threatened when her conservative mother pays an impromptu visit from Taiwan in WHEN MOM VISITS, the tables are turned on the accusers when a woman on trial for prostitution flips the script in SHAMELESS, and CAMP BELVIDERE lets us in on an intimate and forbidden encounter between Camp Leader Rose and Nurse Gin. Because who doesn’t love a steamy 1950’s lesbian romance?

In This Program

  1. Camp Belvidere

    Astrid Ovalles / USA / 2015 / 38 mins
    Camp Leader Rose has a forbidden encounter with Nurse Gin in this lesbian romance set in the 1950’s.

  2. Happy & Gay

    Lorelei Pei / USA / 2014 / 10 mins
    This clever black-and-white cartoon musical misadventure, a la 1930’s, embeds historical issues of stereotype, representation, censorship and homophobia.

  3. Love & Therapy

    Isreal De La Rosa / Spain / 2014 / 12 mins
    Two women in a therapy session are unable to confess what they truly feel for each other.

  4. Ma/ddy

    Devon Kirkpatrick / USA / 2014 / 11 mins
    The best friend of a gender-queer widow tries to set her up with a new love, but there may be some unfinished business.

  5. Shameless

    Geeta Malik / USA / 2014 / 4 mins
    A woman on trial for prostitution turns the tables on her accusers.

  6. When Mom Visits

    Chiung-wen Chang / USA/Taiwan / 2015 / 18.5 mins
    A young woman’s romantic relationship is threatened when her conservative mother pays an abrupt visit from Taiwan.