Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, founded in 1982, is the second longest-running film festival of its kind, and prides itself on showcasing the best LGBTQ+ films and videos each year. From award-winning international feature films to social documentaries to experimental shorts, Reeling has always presented a range of genres that demonstrate the rich diversity of work being produced. Not only has Reeling become one of the most important cultural events for Chicagoans, it also attracts LGBTQ+ people from throughout the Midwest who consider the festival to be the highlight of their cinematic year. https://reelingfilmfestival.org/



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Review: 'Marry Me However' a Piercing Look at the Costs of Gays Marrying Straights

Review: 'Marry Me However' a Piercing Look at the Costs of Gays Marrying Straights

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 20
Tis documentary examines the question of devout LGTBQ+ people of Jewish faith reconciling their spirituality with their sexuality... sometimes after having done enormous harm by pretending.

Review: Documentary 'North by Current' Offers Graceful Moments, No Easy Answers

Review: Documentary 'North by Current' Offers Graceful Moments, No Easy Answers

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 20
Trans documentary filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax returns to his Michigan home town, and his family, across several years to document a family tragedy and unravel complex relationships.

Review: Trans Thriller 'At The End Of Evin' an Elaborate Psychological Puzzle

Review: Trans Thriller 'At The End Of Evin' an Elaborate Psychological Puzzle

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 20
Mehdi Torab-Beigi and Mohammad Torab-Beigi co-write and co-direct a relentless psychological thriller that brims with suspense.

Review: 'Isaac' Sensitively Explores Familiar Territory — and Keeps You Guessing

Review: 'Isaac' Sensitively Explores Familiar Territory — and Keeps You Guessing

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 19
A fable of finding one's way toward authenticity is rounded out expertly as this film explores a years-long infatuation and its unexpected consummation.

Review: Bruce LaBruce Makes Satire Sexy with His Brainy, Brawny 'Saint-Narcisse'

Review: Bruce LaBruce Makes Satire Sexy with His Brainy, Brawny 'Saint-Narcisse'

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 14
Iconoclastic director Bruce LaBruce plays with contrasting stripes of identity, and eros, in the subtly satirical thriller "Saint-Narcise."

Chicago LGBTQ+ Film Festival Reeling Announces Programming Slate

Chicago LGBTQ+ Film Festival Reeling Announces Programming Slate

MOVIES | Aug 26
Boasting 42 shows, including 33 feature films and 9 short film programs, this year's Reeling LGTBQ+ International Film Festival includes films from more than 15 countries.

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