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REELING2016: The 34th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Close Encounters | BOY SHORTS!

90 mins

Close Encounters | BOY SHORTS!

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Tuesday, September 27 9:00 PM Buy Tickets

Description

Sometimes it’s hard to keep feelings from old relationships in the past, but new love is often right around the corner. These shorts tell stories of chance encounters, young love, heartbreak, loss, and everything in between. In GUIDANCE, directed by local filmmaker Josh Wolff, a high school psychologist struggles to keep his personal and professional lives separate and intact; WALK WITH ME stars Evan Todd (4TH MAN OUT) on an impromptu date walking around the city streets with a perfect stranger; and in SIGN, vignettes, music, and sign language help us delve into the romance of Ben, who is hearing, and Aaron, who is deaf.

In This Program


  1. Alfa

    Javier Ferreiro / Cuba / 2016 / 18 mins
    Alfa Méndez, Cuban gay porn actor, has to face returning to a film set without his late partner. On his first day of shooting, things don’t go to plan.

  2. Alzheimer’s: A Love Story

    Gabe Schimmel / USA / 2015 / 16 mins
    The heart wrenching story of Greg and Michael as they struggle with a disease eradicating the memory of their 40+ year relationship.

  3. Guidance

    Josh Wolff / USA / 2016 / 17 mins
    Charles, a high school psychologist at a parochial school, struggles to keep his personal and professional lives separate and intact.

  4. Sign

    Andrew Keenan-Bolger / USA / 2016 / 15 mins
    Through vignettes, music, and sign language, we discover the story of a relationship between Ben, a hearing man, and Aaron, who is deaf.

  5. True Colours

    David Valent / Australia / 2016 / 10 mins
    An increasingly desolate teenage schoolboy creates a coded language using paint colour sample cards to express secret feelings.

  6. Ultra Bleu

    Nick Neon / USA / 2016 / 20 mins
    Jim Park has a chance meeting with a stranger less than 24 hours after a violent break up with his ex-boyfriend and confronts deeper issues.

  7. Walk With Me

    Hazart / USA / 2016 / 15 mins
    Eric and Ryan, in a chance encounter, end up on an impromptu date walking around the city streets. One relationship, six blocks.


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Close Encounters | BOY SHORTS!

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Tuesday, September 27 9:00 PM Buy Tickets