The 30th annual Reeling Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival kicks off Thursday, and offers a beyond-full plate of 65 different programs including full-length features, documentaries and short films alike from 21 different countries. Overwhelmed by options? The Huffington Post previewed a host of films playing the festival below. Thursday, Nov. The trio of close friends are set to graduate from high school and embark on their post-graduate lives. One of them, Tim, happens to be gay, and finds support through Brea, the daughter of their church's preacher.
They ranged from prize-winning features to much-talked about documentaries to a slew of movies by native Chicago filmmakers representing their beloved city. CIFF, as usual, attracted famous actors, actresses, and directors and presented awards to some of the best professionals in the business. On opening night, actor Edward Norton and director John Curran appeared to kick off the festival with their latest film, Stone , currently in theaters. The amazing thing that you quickly forget as you hear the songs being played is that the musicians are high school students! The inspiration is their former band director Conrad O.
MOVIES | Chicago International Film Festival 2010, from sweet to scary
Black Emperor. Ghost Clock Jeff Kolar, an Urbana-based artist, mixes stop-motion animation with beach scenes and electronic rock by Lymbyc Systym. Motor Safari Another film by Kolar, who this time surreally manipulates footage of animals.
Skip navigation! Story from Chicago. You could argue that gender fluidity and acceptance of transgender people is at all all-time high in the cultural zeitgeist. It's looking to take it to exciting new places. This year's slate for the week-long festival includes three narrative films, one documentary, a series of six shorts that all focus on transgender story lines — more than it has ever screened in its plus year history.