Forced to choose between the life you want and the life you have, there are never any easy options. So, when fate hurries the decision, the results can be messy. Five short films explore the resulting conflict when the person you are doesn’t match the person the mirror reflects.
The Men in the Mirror, Total: 99 min.
306 (Elliot London, USA, 2009):
Eric’s lover thinks that he works at a bar, but the truth about his late-night shifts are a closely guarded secret.
Truth or Dare (Mikko Kuparinen, Finland, 2008):
A husband cannot bring himself to leave his wife for the man he truly loves.
Caught (Monte Patterson, USA, 2010):
Set in the 1950s, police secretly film gay activity in a public bathroom as evidence to arrest homosexuals.
The Wolf Child (Das Wolfskind) (Roberto Anjari-Rossi, Germany, 2009):
A father’s choice to be openly gay takes him away from his son.
Triple Standard (Branden Blinn, USA, 2010):
A man wants a relationship, but doesn’t want to be known as gay. He is ultimately forced to either confront his fears or lose his love forever.
Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival, the second oldest film festival of its kind in the US, is presenting 54 programs over 10 days from November 4-13, 2010. Advance sales are available until the day before the show. After that, tickets must be purchased at the theater box office on the day of the screening. Regular Screenings: $10 ($8 members), Matinee Screenings (before 5:00 pm): $8 ($6 members).
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