The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival returns this September 21st to the 28th featuring a collection of award-winning films to social documentaries to experimental shorts. Here is a look at our picks for this year’s festival.
It’s a British film, do we need to say anymore? The film is about two closeted soccer players who shared a hotel room the night before their big game. The film features Looking’s Russel Tovey and Arinze Kene from Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them.
Saturday, September 23rd at 7:15 pm at the Landmark’s Century Centre Buy Tickets
A comedy about the outsider from high school that is in all of us. The film features a cameo from the legendary Bette Midler (do we really need to say anything else), Laverne Cox, Ian Nelson from the Hunger Games, Abigail Breslin from Little Miss Sunshine and Alex Lawther from The Imitation Game.
Tuesday, September 26th, 7:00 pm at the Landmark Century Centre Buy Tickets
East Siders: 3
It’s a web turned Logo series turned Netflix series that is a dark comedy about a couple negativing life and love on the East side of Los Angeles. The newest season covers the bumpy road trip ride, as Cal and Thom decide to move back to the West coast after trying to live on the East coast. Filmed on location in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and California, it’s a road trip we can all relate to.
Tuesday, September 26th, 9pm at the Landmark Century Centre Buy Tickets
Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall
If you haven’t heard of Todrick Hall yet, get out from under that rock your hiding from. The documentary film goes behind the scenes of Todrick Hall’s recent tour “Straight Outta Oz” and follows the team as they embark on the tour.
Monday, September 25th at 9:30pm at the Landmark Century Centre Buy Tickets
Prom King, 2010
A film about a romantic fool freshman who is filled with the idea of true love that comes directly from the classic films he lives for.
Saturday, September 23 at 4:45pm at Landmark’s Century Centre. Buy Tickets
The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson
The documentary about New York’s self-described “Street Queen” and trans icon Marsha P Johnson, who was a fixture in New York’s Christopher Street. Helping to ignite the Stonewall Riots and fighting against discrimination from the police, Marsha was critical in the movement for GLBTQ+ rights that we all enjoy today. The film re-examines the evidence and the circumstances surrounding Marsha’s 1992 death.
Saturday, September 23rd at 12:15 pm at Landmark’s Century Centre. Buy Tickets