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REELING 35

Lives: Visible | SHORTS!

83 mins

Lives: Visible | SHORTS!

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Thursday, September 28 9:00 PM Buy Tickets

Description

Not all history makes it into the textbooks, which means someone else has to step in to preserve the stories that get written out or overlooked. LOVE LETTER RESCUE SQUAD follows the co-founders of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the largest collection of materials by and about lesbians, and local filmmaker Michelle Citron examines the history of Chicago working class butch/femme life in LIVES: VISIBLE; accompanying these documentaries are RINK, LONG DISTANCE, CHRISTINE, and DUSK—four stories of self-discovery and first relationships that recall the universal queer experience of recognizing oneself for the first time. Whether it’s by telling the true stories of those who came before us or sharing a work of fiction that speaks truth to the masses, these films seek to bring to light lives that might otherwise be forgotten.

In This Program


  1. Christine

    Jessica Adler / USA / 2016 / 10 mins
    With the help of her best friend, Christine redefines her perception of strength and what it means to be herself.

  2. Dusk

    Jake Graf / United Kingdom / 2016 / 15 mins
    Growing up in 1950’s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society.

  3. Lives: Visible

    Michelle Citron / USA / 2017 / 35 mins
    From local, award-winning filmmaker Michelle Citron, LIVES: VISIBLE explores 2000 private snapshots, hidden away for over fifty years, which reveal the rich history of Chicago’s working class butch/femme life in the pre-Stonewall era.

  4. Long Distance

    Roberto Espinosa / USA / 2017 / 9 mins
    Amy Holman is in love with a girl from Cleveland, Ohio named Kiki. They've never met in person and yet they know so much about each other thanks to the internet.

  5. Love Letter Rescue Squad

    Megan Rossman / USA / 2016 / 7 mins
    “Our history was disappearing as quickly as we were making it.” With that realization, Deborah Edel and Joan Nestle co-founded the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians.

  6. Rink

    Gail Hackston / United Kingdom / 2016 / 7 mins
    When eleven year old tomboy Jane inadvertently flirts with another girl at the local ice rink she is amazed and surprised when the girl flirts back.


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Lives: Visible | SHORTS!

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Thursday, September 28 9:00 PM Buy Tickets