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REELING2016: The 34th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Real Talk | DOC SHORTS!

98 mins

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Real Talk | QUEER DOC SHORTS!

Chicago Filmmakers
Sunday, September 25 3:30 PM Buy Tickets

Description

This collection of short documentaries uplifts voices of queer, trans, and gender nonconforming people from all walks of life, both young and old. In BLUSH we see a portrait of a gender-bending relationship between performance artist Hannah and her lover Antonio, a veteran Drag Queen; the first episode of locally-produced web series AMERICA IN TRANSITION, LEARNING TO RECOGNIZE MYSELF AGAIN puts the life of a trans woman and survivor front and center as she tells her story of struggling to reconnect; and, featuring Reeling alum Fawzia Mirza, POSHIDA unveils the grim realities of Pakistan’s LGBTQ community at a time when their basic human rights are under fire.

In This Program


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    Blush

    Marie-Michele Cyr / Canada / 2015 / 9 mins
    This portrait of a gender-bending relationship tells the story of performance artist Hannah and her lover Antonio, a veteran Drag Queen.

  2. Gaysians

    Vicky Du / USA / 2015 / 13 mins
    Five queer and trans Asian-Americans from New York City explore their relationships with their family and culture in this illuminating patchwork documentary.

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    Learning to Recognize Myself Again

    Andre Perez / USA / 2016 / 18 mins
    This episode of web series AMERICA IN TRANSITION puts the life of a trans woman and survivor front and center as she tells her story of struggling to reconnect with the bold, adventurous woman she’s always been.

  4. Mezzo

    Nicole Opper / USA / 2016 / 14 mins
    25-year-old Breanna Sinclaire is a beautiful African American opera singer and the first openly trans woman to study at a major conservatory. This short piece traces her earliest memories of self-discovery.

  5. Pink Boy

    Eric Rockey / USA / 2015 / 15 mins
    An intimate look into the life of a gender non-conforming boy growing up in a conservative area of rural Florida.

  6. Poshida

    Faizan Fiaz / Pakistan / 2016 / 29 mins
    Documenting the grim realities of Pakistan's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community at a time when LGBT human rights are under fire. Featuring Reeling alum and fan favorite, Fawzia Mirza!


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Real Talk | QUEER DOC SHORTS!

Chicago Filmmakers
Sunday, September 25 3:30 PM Buy Tickets

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