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  1. Sisak

    Faraz Arif Ansari / Shorts / India / 2017 / 16 mins
    Set in the fast-paced environs of the typically bustling Mumbai local train system, this short details a romance that develops slowly and intoxicatingly, nestled in the silences and quiet comforts of the end-of-day train journeys.
    Plays In:
    Love, Laughs, and Hookup Apps | SHORTS!

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


  2. Snapshots

    MELANIE MAYRON / features / USA / 2018 / 91 mins
    Set in the present with flashbacks to the early ‘60s, SNAPSHOTS brings together three generations of women – matriarch Rose (Oscar nominee Piper Laurie, CARRIE; TWIN PEAKS; THE HUSTLER), her daughter Patty (Brooke Adams, DAYS OF HEAVEN; THE DEAD ZONE; INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS), and granddaughter Allison (Emily Baldoni, RECKLESS; COHERENCE). Each year Patty and Allison spend a laughter-filled girl’s weekend with gran at her lakeside home. But this year will be different. Allison’s discovery of forgotten photos leads Rose on a trip into her past…to memories of the love of her life – the beautiful, free spirited Louise (Emily Goss), her one time next door neighbor. Rose’s secret past is set to collide with Allison’s secret future in this powerfully acted family drama from renowned actor-director Melanie Mayron (THIRTYSOMETHING; JANE THE VIRGIN; GLOW; GRACE AND FRANKIE).
    Snapshots

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Saturday, September 22 5:15 PM Buy Tickets


  3. Some Girls

    Cait Lyn Adamson / Shorts / United Kingdom / 2017 / 19 mins
    Shy and quiet Mina vies for the affections of Lana – but, as she's swept up in the excitement of teen rebellion and discovery, struggles to fulfill her desires and come to terms with her sexuality.
    Plays In:
    Young Hearts Break Too | SHORTS!

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


  4. Something About Alex

    Reinout Hellenthal / Shorts / The Netherlands / 2017 / 19 mins
    A 14-year-old boy, Alex, develops a close friendship with his older sister's boyfriend, and must confront the depth of his feelings when the couple announces that they will be moving away.
    Plays In:
    The Bloom of Youth | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Sunday, September 30 1:00 PM Buy Tickets


  5. Spark

    Aharonit Elior / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 6 mins
    SPARK is an animated short about finding someone to ignite the flame inside.
    Plays In:
    What’s Cookin’? | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Sunday, September 23 5:15 PM Buy Tickets


  6. Spectrums

    Zohar Melinek Ezra, Afek Testa Launer / Shorts / Israel / 2017 / 15 mins
    A documentary series that follows the social, political, and spiritual lives of ten members of the transgender community in Israel.
    Plays In:
    Trans Revolution | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Tuesday, September 25 9:15 PM Buy Tickets


  7. Still Waiting In The Wings

    Q ALLAN BROCKA / features / USA / 2018 / 110 mins
    This delightful musical comedy follows the trial and triumphs of a ragtag team of actors waiting tables in Times Square. Buff Lee (Blake Peyrot) shakes his moneymaker at the gay strip club while Anthony (Jeffrey A. Johns) is dreaming of Broadway glory while working with his fellow wanna-be stars as a singing/dancing waiter. In-between the hilarious musical numbers, competition is heating up backstage at the restaurant. Naïve Anthony hasn’t figured out that his new bestie at work is scheming to take his place and grab his audition spots. And to Lee it looks like Anthony is cheating – nothing to sing about. Queer movie maven Q. Allan Brocka (BOY CULTURE and the EATING OUT series) keeps the action zipping along in this frothy and very sexy comedy that will be nirvana for showtune queens. The cast includes a host of cameos from Broadway legend Chita Rivera to Bruce Vilanch, Cindy Williams, Sally Struthers, Lee Meriwether, Ed Asner, Patricia Richardson, and Seth Rudetsky.
    Still Waiting In The Wings

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Saturday, September 22 3:00 PM Buy Tickets


  8. Studio 54 | CLOSING NIGHT!

    MATT TYRNAUER / features / USA / 2018 / 98 mins
    Studio 54 was the epicenter of ‘70s hedonism – a pulsating pleasure palace that not only redefined the nightclub but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, one introverted and straight, the other flamboyantly gay, seemed to come out of nowhere. The extraordinary success of the first of the mega clubs with its restrictive door policy and mix of sex, drugs and glamorous celebrities is detailed, as are the factors that brought the phenomenon crashing down. Underneath all the glittery excess is the story of the two owners. Schrager finally opens up to filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer (VALENTINO; SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD) about his improbable friendship with the late Rubell, a victim of AIDS. Thirty-nine years after the velvet rope was first slung across the Studio 54’s hallowed threshold, here is the film that finally tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time. After the screening 7:30 PM screening, stick around for the Closing Night Party, including disco music and dancing, and food catered by Goddess & Grocers. We will also announce this year's award winners, including the first Silver Image Award, supported by AARP. Party follows 7:30 PM screening - you must have ticket to the 7:30 screening to attend the party.
    Studio 54 | Closing Night Film

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Sunday, September 30 5:00 PM Buy Tickets

    Studio 54 | Closing Night Film + Party

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Sunday, September 30 7:30 PM Buy Tickets


  9. Summer

    Pearl Gluck / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 19 mins
    Two teenage girls in a Hasidic sleepaway camp, despite their every effort to maintain their purity, explore a forbidden book which leads them to a sexual awakening neither of them are prepared to encounter.
    Plays In:
    Young Hearts Break Too | SHORTS!

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


  10. Sununú: The Revolution Of Love

    Olivia Crellin / Shorts / United Kingdom / 2017 / 24 mins
    Trans dad Fernando Machado became an international news sensation when he announced he was pregnant with his trans girlfriend Diane Rodriguez in Ecuador last year. This film is an intimate and touching portrayal of a couple tackling first-time parenthood while they challenge complex ideas of gender roles in their lives and in politics.
    Plays In:
    Trans Revolution | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Tuesday, September 25 9:15 PM Buy Tickets


  11. Taiwan! Let’s Get Married!

    Larry Tung / Shorts / Taiwan, USA / 2018 / 18 mins
    A short documentary about Taiwan's quest to become Asia's first country to legalize same-sex marriage.
    Plays In:
    Many Loves, One Heart | SHORTS!

    Chicago Filmmakers
    Saturday, September 29 5:00 PM Buy Tickets


  12. Tell Me Twice

    Caitlin Stickels / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 13 mins
    When Natalie spontaneously runs into her ex at a party, she is forced to confront her feelings for her new love interest. Scheduled to attend: Caitlin Stickels (writer, director).
    Plays In:
    Shared Moments | SHORTS!

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


  13. Thank You Come Again

    Chelsea Steiner / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 22 mins
    Uptight academic Riley starts a new job at the Pleasure Chest, where the colorful, queer team of misfits introduce her to the irreverent world of the sex toy industry. The employees work together to improve the sex lives of their diverse clientele – and their prudish new co-worker.
    Plays In:
    What’s Cookin’? | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Sunday, September 23 5:15 PM Buy Tickets


  14. That’s my Boy

    Akhil Sathyan / Shorts / India / 2016 / 24 mins
    THAT'S MY BOY is a touching look at the successful and remarkable life of Sonu, a transgender man thriving in India.
    Plays In:
    Trans Revolution | SHORTS!

    Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
    Tuesday, September 25 9:15 PM Buy Tickets


  15. T(HE)Y

    Caroline Callender and Silver Liftin / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 11 mins
    Dakota Nieves and Indiana Baker explore their experiences growing up as transgender high school students in New York City.
    Plays In:
    No Time Like The Present | SHORTS!

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