|Fun Places to Gay
|Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773|
|Lucky Horseshoe Lounge|
|Chemically Imbalanced Comedy|
|Tom Robinson Gallery|
|Wilde Bar and Restaurant|
|Greenhouse Theater Center|
|The House Theatre of Chicago at The Palmer House|
|Pride Films and Plays at the Athenaeum Theatre|
|Lookingglass Theatre Company|
|The Station House|
|Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club|
Friday June 16th
Chicago Filmmakers hosts Reeling Pride Month Film Showcase
Special program celebrating Pride Month, a prelude to the highly anticipated Reeling: The 41st Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, featuring contemporary LGBTQ+ cinema that highlights queer characters on their journeys of self-discovery and explores the connections with family, friends, or lovers that define us.
Reserve your All-Access Pride Pass: Save 30% by buying the all-access Pride Pass, good for all five of the MUBI-presented feature films. No need to reserve your seats. Watch WINTER BOY and all of the other acclaimed movies screening throughout the month of June as MUBI presents a selection of some of the best in contemporary Queer+ cinema. The Pride Pass also gives you early access to the sale of Reeling 2023 memberships. Fridays at 7PM (CST) | June 2 - June 30
All screenings take place at the Chicago Filmmakers Firehouse Cinema located at 1326 W Hollywood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660.
Friday, June 2, 2023 at 7PM (CST) WINTER BOY
Directed by Christophe Honore. France, 2022
17-year-old Lucas is drifting through his last year of boarding school until the sudden death of his father strips away everything he took for granted. Left filled with anger and despair, he visits his older brother in Paris seeking comfort in the new city.
Friday, June 9, 2023 at 7PM (CST) THE FIVE DEVILS
Directed by Lea Mysius, France, 2022
Vicky has a mysterious gift: she can recreate any scent she comes across, even that of her beloved mother Joanne. When her estranged aunt suddenly returns to town, the invocation of her fragrance plunges the young girl back in time to unravel a past replete with family secrets and queer romance.
Friday, June 16, 2023 at 7PM (CST) GREAT FREEDOM
Directed by Sebastian Meise. Austria, Germany, 2021
In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies does not mean freedom for everyone. Hans is imprisoned again and again under Paragraph 175, a law criminalizing homosexuality. Over the course of decades, he develops an unlikely yet tender bond with his cellmate Viktor, a convicted murderer.
Friday, June 23, 2023 at 7PM (CST) MONEY BOYS
Directed by C.B. Yi, Austria, France, 2021
Fei makes a living in the big city working as a hustler. His world collapses when he realizes that his family accepts his money but not his homosexuality. Broken-hearted, Fei struggles to create a new beginning in his life.
Friday, June 30, 2023 at 7PM (CST) MATTHIAS & MAXIME
Directed by Xavier Dolan, Canada, 2019
Two childhood best friends are asked to share a kiss for the purposes of a student short film. Soon, a lingering doubt sets in, confronting both of them with their preferences, threatening the brotherhood of their social circle, and, eventually, changing their lives.
For more information about Reeling: The 41st Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival which will take place from September 21 to October 8, 2023, visit www.reelingfilmfest.org .
This special showcase is presented by MUBI, a curated streaming service that offers a diverse selection of hand-picked films from around the world.
Chicago Filmmakers Firehouse, 1326 W Hollywood Ave