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REELING 36

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  1. Don’t F*ck With England

    Rocket Ear / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 3 mins
    DON'T F*CK WITH ENGLAND is a love story of words, whips, fries, and chips.
    Plays In:
    Drag, Dick, & Other Four Letter Words | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Sunday, September 23 9:00 PM Buy Tickets


  2. Drag, Dick, & Other Four Letter Words | SHORTS!

    Can your body-ody handle these sexy, sassy shorts? BATTLE CRY peeks behind the curtain of Canadian drag queen and "tragicomedienne" Pearle Harbour's new show; and THE COCOA FONDUE SHOW shines a spotlight on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, featuring Bob the Drag Queen, Ginger Minj, Jackie Beat, and more in this must-see drag extravaganza. Can't get enough of Bob? Neither can we! In BOB THE DRAG QUEEN TALKS SEX, the DRAG RACE Season 8 winner spills the tea on all things sex and sexual health. The heat gets turned up in THE FIX, a surreal farce about a man who has a big, throbbing, veiny secret. EXPIRATION DATE is an animated story about searching for an unexpired romance; and things stay (slightly) animated in THE SH*T, one man's inspired journey to attain power bottom status. An annoying rideshare passenger just wants the driver to himself in LUBER; and you'll get a punishing lesson in linguistics from a mystery Brit in DON'T F*CK WITH ENGLAND.

    In This Program: Battle Cry, Bob the Drag Queen Talks Sex, Cocoa Fondue Show, The, Don’t F*ck With England, Expiration Date, The Fix, Luber, The Sh*t! An Opera

    Drag, Dick, & Other Four Letter Words | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Sunday, September 23 9:00 PM Buy Tickets


  3. Duality

    VISHAL VASANT AHIRE / Shorts / India / 2017 / 15 mins
    Rajjo, a member of the Hijra (intersex/transgender) community in India develops a crush on a girl but realizes that neither his community nor the world at large completely approve of his existence. (Warning: attempted sexual assault - multiple perpetrators, violence)
    Plays In:
    Transcending Gender | SHORTS!

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


  4. Duplicity

    Nathan Miller / Shorts / United Kingdom / 2018 / 8 mins
    On one night, in the same apartment, two dates take place. One is between Rose and her boyfriend. The other is supposed to be between Rose's sister Lily and a new romantic interest of hers. But Lily decides to stir up trouble – it's just supposed to be a bit of fun, but Rose soon finds herself on the precipice of betrayal.
    Plays In:
    Young Hearts Break Too | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Saturday, September 29 3:00 PM Buy Tickets


  5. Dylan Dylan

    Sylvain Coisne / Shorts / France / 2017 / 16 mins
    Dylan, the foster son of Yanis and Hugo, passed away a few months ago. The men struggle to understand each other's emotions and their insurmountable loss.
    Plays In:
    Picking Up The Pieces | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Saturday, September 22 1:00 PM Buy Tickets


  6. Encrucijados | SHORTS!

    This collection of Spanish-language shorts explores the intersection of LGBTQ+ identity and Latinx culture. OJOS TRISTES (SAD EYES) tells the story of a closeted Chicano teen as he travels from El Paso, TX, to visit his sister, a struggling actress in Hollywood. In DARIO, a 17-year-old boy from Barranquilla, Colombia, performs in a carnival dancing group in secret to avoid his mother's judgment. HIJO PRODIGO (PRODIGAL SON) is the story of a closeted gay teenager coming out to his conservative family. UN INSTANTE (AN INSTANT) shares a message of friendship, love, and the importance of small moments. In PRINCESA DE HIELO (FROZEN PRINCESS), a young boy requests a special princess dress for Christmas, testing the convictions and love of his parents.

    In This Program: Dario, Frozen Princess, Hijo Prodigo, An Instant, Ojos Tristes

    Encrucijados | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Sunday, September 23 1:00 PM Buy Tickets


  7. Erin’s Guide To Kissing Girls

    Julianna Notten / Shorts / Canada / 2017 / 15 mins
    Erin, a spunky twelve year-old, attempts to woo the coolest girl in school with the help of her best friend, Liz.
    Plays In:
    Young Hearts Break Too | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Saturday, September 29 3:00 PM Buy Tickets


  8. EVOKE

    Asia LeMasters / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 16 mins
    Two young lovers reminisce about their past, desperate to find the truth behind their dissolution.
    Plays In:
    TV Crushes | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Sunday, September 30 3:00 PM Buy Tickets


  9. Expiration Date

    Shwenn Shunya Chang / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 4 mins
    EXPIRATION DATE is a poetic, animated story about searching for an unexpired romance, a mélange of sexy fantasy and innocent love.
    Plays In:
    Drag, Dick, & Other Four Letter Words | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Sunday, September 23 9:00 PM Buy Tickets


  10. Femme

    Alden Peters / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 18 mins
    Carson, a gay twenty-something looking for love on all the wrong apps, gets rejected by an online hookup for being too 'femme'.
    Plays In:
    Love, Laughs, and Hookup Apps | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Saturday, September 29 9:15 PM Buy Tickets


  11. Fighting Two Wars: The Story of Thalia Jane Ainsley

    Aaron curtis / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 8 mins
    FIGHTING TWO WARS: THE STORY OF THALIA JANE AINSLEY is about a Vietnam war veteran who transitioned later in life.
    Plays In:
    No Time Like The Present | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Sunday, September 23 7:00 PM Buy Tickets


  12. The Fix

    Edward Jack / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 10 mins
    A surreal farce about a man with a big, throbbing, veiny secret: he can't stop thinking about dick.
    Plays In:
    Drag, Dick, & Other Four Letter Words | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Sunday, September 23 9:00 PM Buy Tickets


  13. Forget-me-not

    Ferran Navarro-Beltrán / Shorts / Spain / 2018 / 8 mins
    Irene and Luisa, two 70-year-old women, go to a cemetery to visit their deceased relatives. A series of coincidences will cause their paths to cross.
    Plays In:
    Shared Moments | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Friday, September 21 7:15 PM Buy Tickets


  14. Foxy Trot

    Lisa Donato / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 15 mins
    A married lesbian couple take ballroom dance lessons in a very heteronormative class.
    Plays In:
    The Lighter Side | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Friday, September 28 7:00 PM Buy Tickets


  15. Freelancers Anonymous | OPENING NIGHT!

    SONIA SEBASTIAN / features / USA / 2018 / 81 mins
    Reeling’s 36th edition kicks off with this Chicago-based fizzy screwball comedy. Stuck in a dead-end job with an impossible-to-please boss played by a hilarious Alexandra Billings (TRANSPARENT, GOLIATH), Billie (Lisa Cordileone, EASY ABBY) has a meltdown and quits. Now what is she going to tell her demanding fiancé Gayle (Natasha Negovanlis, ALMOST ADULTS) who’s planning a lavish wedding? When she meets a ragtag group of other underemployed women, Billie is struck with the idea of cultivating their skills to create an app for freelancers. Billie takes the risk of her life, lying to Gayle in order to buy time. When the wedding and app launch party are booked for the same day, will the sly, resourceful Billie be able to keep it all together? This delightful romp from director Sonia Sebastian (GIRL GETS GIRL) features an outstanding supporting cast of seasoned laugh getters including Jennifer Bartels (AMERICAN WOMAN; BROKEN), Megan Cavanagh (A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN; SCROOGE & MARLEY), and Amy Shiels (TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN). Immediately following the screening, come celebrate with the cast and crew of FREELANCERS ANONYMOUS in the Davis Theater's adjoining Carbon Arc Bar & Board and enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, wine, and beer. You must purchase a Film + Party ticket for admission to the party. Scheduled to attend: Lisa Cordileone (co-writer/actress/co-producer), Sonia Sebastián (director/co-producer), Megan Cavanagh (actress), Natasha Negovanlis (actress)
    Freelancers Anonymous | Opening Night Film

    The Davis Theater
    Thursday, September 20 7:00 PM Buy Tickets

    Freelancers Anonymous | Opening Night Film + Party

    The Davis Theater
    Thursday, September 20 7:00 PM Buy Tickets