Reeling 2015: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival opens Thursday

Tue. September 15, 2015 8:49 AM by News Staff

"fourth man out", thursday, sept. 17

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Visiting talent Kate Flannery, Evan Todd and Parker Young open Reeling 2015 on Thursday, Sept. 17

Chicago, IL - The 33rd installment of Reeling, the second-oldest LGBTQ+ film festival in the world and a beloved Chicago cultural institution for more than 30 years, kicks off Thursday, Sept. 17 at Music Box Theatre with the Chicago premiere of "Fourth Man Out", and continues through Thursday, Sept. 24.

The hilarious sleeper delight, "Fourth Man Out" stars Evan Todd, former Calvin Klein model Parker Young (Arrow), Chord Overstreet (Glee) and The Second City and Annoyance Theatre alum Kate Flannery (The Office). Flannery, Young and Todd are scheduled to attend the 6:00 p.m. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., red carpet event and pre-screening reception before the film starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday night.

The Film Festival continues Friday, Sept. 18 at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St., with the World premiere of "West L.A.noir" "Kiss Me, Kill Me" featuring Queer as Folk's Gale Harold in his first gay role since the series five-season run on Showtime. The stars of the John Waters-meets-Alfred Hitchcock murder mystery –Van Hansis (three-time Emmy nominee for As the World Turns), Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) and Shangela (RuPaul's Drag Race) – will join filmmaker Casper Andreas at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, for a post-show Q&A on Friday night.

Additional highlights of Reeling 2015 include action director Roland Emmerich's passion project "Stonewall", set against the backdrop of the burgeoning gay rights movement in 1969, Sunday, Sept. 20 at Century Centre. The hotly anticipated Julianne Moore-Ellen Page real-life drama "Freeheld" featuring Chicago actor Michael Shannon, making its Chicago premiere Monday, Sept. 21 at Century Centre with screenwriter Ron Nyswaner – Oscar-nominated for Philadelphia — in attendance for a post-show Q&A. Tony- and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Mary Louise Wilson, a Northwestern alum who played Edith Bouvier Beale in Broadway's Grey Gardens, is the subject of the documentary "She's the Best Thing in It", making its Chicago premiere also on Monday, Sept. 21 at Century Centre. Wilson and Nyswaner – making his directorial debut with this documentary love letter to the craft of theater – will be in attendance for a very special post-show audience talk.

Reeling 2015: The 33rd Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival takes place Sept. 17-24, 2015. Reeling presents nearly 40 features and more than 60 short films from around the world, the majority of them Chicago premieres. The festival's opening night presentation returns to the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., and to the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark, for the bulk of the festival. The fest's home base, Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark, will also host screenings. For more information, call 773-293-1447, consult the festival website at, or follow @reelingfilmfest on twitter for the latest Reeling news, ticket giveaways and more.

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