Chicago LGBT International Film Festival hosts benefit at Sidetrack on September 25

Wed. September 4, 2013 8:09 PM

Chicago, IL - Reeling announced a festival kick off party and fundraising event at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., on Wed., Sept. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. This event is open to the public and a $10 cover charge goes to benefit the 31st edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival, scheduled for Nov. 7-14, 2013. 

At the kick off party, Programming Director Richard Knight Jr. will announce the film line-up, including the opening and closing night selections. The evening will also include a screening of queer movie clips, a complimentary drink, and a chance to win fabulous prizes!

After a year hiatus, Reeling is back and better than ever! The festival - the second oldest of its kind in the world - has a new name, a new, exciting main venue (The Logan Theatre), and many more surprises for fans of LGBT cinema. The festival has just announced two film titles, both making their Chicago debut: James Franco's widely buzzed "Interior. Leather Bar." in which Franco, collaborating with director Travis Mathews, reimagines the rumored lost S&M bar footage from William Friedkin's controversial 1980 film "Cruising"; and "Black Box," writer-director-actor Stephen Cone's highly anticipated follow up to his critically-acclaimed movie "The Wise Kids," which was Reeling's opening night selection for 2011.

Advance tickets to the event are available at

About Reeling

Reeling is a production of Chicago Filmmakers, a not-for-profit media arts organization that has been supporting independent film since 1973. We offer classes for adults and youth, provide a wide range of services for filmmakers, fund digital media productions, present a weekly independent film screening series, and produce two film festivals. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for artists and audiences to experience filmmaking outside the mainstream marketplace

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