Reeling 31: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival closing

Thu. November 14, 2013 11:40 AM by News Staff

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Chicago, IL - Reeling, the second oldest LGBT film festival in the world, closes Thursday, Nov. 14 with a red carpet reception at the Stan Mansion, 2408 N. Kedzie Ave.

The eight-day festival concludes with three closing night selections - a gay, lesbian and transgender film - Ludwig II, Reaching for the Moon and Ian Harvie Superhero starring Ian Harvie, the world's first FTM transgender standup comic (who will attend the screening).

Ludwig II will be screening at 6:30 p.m. at the historic Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. Ludwig II is the story of the gay "Mad King Ludwig," the 19th century Bavarian monarch known mostly for his lavish fairytale castles and his solitary nature, has been elevated to almost mythical status. The feature will be screening again at 9:15 p.m.

This sumptuous English-language 1950s period piece, Reaching for the Moon, recounts the mid-life years of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (played by an elegantly graceful Miranda Otto of The Lord of the Rings trilogy) when she left America to live and write in Rio de Janeiro.'s Gregg Shapiro said, "Reaching for the Moon isn't just one of the best movies at Reeling, it's one of the best movies of the year." Reaching for the Moon will be screening at 6:45 p.m. at The Logan Theatre.

In his debut comedy concert film, Ian Harvie, the world's first FTM transgender stand-up comedian, takes a sex positive look at his transition from his own unique perspective. Ian Harvie Superhero will be screening at 9:30 p.m. at The Logan Theatre.

The festival wraps with a party at the Stan Mansion and includes music by Lakeside Pride shhh...OUT! Jazz Ensemble.

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