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  SHOWBIZ Rachel Weisz, John Waters, Jeff Goldblum, Lady Gaga

Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz will play Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor for female directing duo Bert & Bertie and UK-Australia producing powerhouse See-Saw Films in A Special Relationship, Deadline reported. Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy has written ...


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  Oscar 2020 kickoff party Nov. 13

The "A Night With Oscar 2020" kickoff party—featuring a Chicago ball scene talk back—will take place Wed., Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. With the success of the FX ...


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  MOVIES Ira Sachs on bringing 'Frankie' to life

Gay Jewish filmmaker Ira Sachs has shown a wide variety of topics in his work on the big screen. He has made a semi-autobiographical film called Keep the Lights On, which was based on a past ...


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  Chicagoan helps bring nuances of foster system to the screen

Chicago attorney Jay Paul Deratany, who is gay, recently penned the screenplay for a new film about the inherent dysfunction within the U.S. foster care system—a realm he knows well. "Practicing law is telling a story ...


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  Gene Siskel events in Nov.-Dec. include 'Fleabag,' 'Joplin'

The Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., has an extensive list of screenings and events planned for November and December. Among them are the following: —Fleabag ( various dates in November ): This hilarious, ...


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  MOVIES Michael Shannon's 'Current' affair

Actor Michael Shannon has built an impressive resume after his film debut in Groundhog Day. He gained widespread attention in 8 Mile and went on make movies such as Man of Steel, The Shape of Water, ...


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  MOVIES Ozon layer, French director's new film looks at church coverup

A few years back, French director Francois Ozon, whose films—among them Swimming Pool, 8 Women and L'Amant Double—had largely centered on female characters, decided that his next project should focus on men and their emotional fragility ...


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  Moulin Rouge, A Night with Janis Joplin among Gene Siskel Film Center events

OCTOBER SERIES: Screening/Lecture Series: Viewing Positions ( through December 10 ): This series uses a wide variety of films to demonstrate the different relationships that films establish with the viewer, and the thematic, cultural, and ...


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  SHOWBIZ RuPaul, 'Grease,' Queen Latifah, LGBT lists

VH1 announced that RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race, an expansion of the Emmy-winning franchise, has been greenlit for 2020, a press release noted. The four-episode event series will feature 12 celebrities as they sashay into the "werk" ...


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  Five Worth Finding: TeaPotBrew, 'The GayBCs' and more

—TeaPotBrew Bakery: Nestled in the South Loop/Prairie District, this bakery ( 1802 S. Wabash St.; 312-966-6001 ) features dozens of teas, delicious sandwiches/pastries and the friendliest staffers you'll likely to encounter. Also, items are available on ...


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  Reeling announces festival winners

Reeling: the Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival announced the highly anticipated juried, audience and AARP Silver Image award winners for films screened at the 37th annual festival, held Sept. 19-29. They included: —Jury awards for 15 ...


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  ACE Comic Con has same-sex marriage proposal

At ACE Comic Con, which took place Oct. 11-13 in Rosemont, John Chambrone proposed to his boyfriend, Richard Owen—while Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson ( Captain Marvel ) witnessed the event. "Brie Larson was amazing! He said ...


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  FLIP Fest running through Nov. 13

Pride Films and Plays has announced its first FL!P Fest—four nights of staged readings of full-length comedic lesbian plays. The plays will be read one per night on three Tuesdays ( concluding with The Queen's Fool: ...


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  'IT Chapter Two' on Digital Nov. 19

Coinciding with Halloween, it was announced that the horror film IT Chapter Two will arrive on Digital on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on Tuesday, Dec. 10. ...


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  SHOWBIZ George Michael, Billy Porter, Michael Hutchence, LGBTQ-history film

The holiday romantic comedy Last Christmas (starring Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson and Henry Golding) won't just feature the music of George Michael—it will also include a previously unreleased song by the late queer pop legend, Out.com ...


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  Trans bodybuilding film out Nov. 7

The award-winning, trans-bodybuilding documentary Man Made releases worldwide on VOD platforms on Thursday, Nov. 7, via Journeyman Pictures. The movie follows the lives of four transgender men as they prepare to compete at TransFitCon—the only all ...


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  Gay skier/actor at Roscoe's Oct. 24

Openly gay Olympic freestyle skier and actor ( American Horror Story ) Gus Kenworthy is teaming with Coors Light to throw an '80s rock-themed Halloween party in Chicago. "Halloween Rocks" is happening Thursday, Oct. 24, at ...


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  Chicago International Film Festival features LGBT-related titles

The Chicago International Film Festival kicks off the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 16 with a screening of Motherless Brooklyn as well as Zombieland: Double Tap later that evening. The festival lasts through Sunday, Oct. 27, and ...


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  SHOWBIZ 'Transparent,' Tyler Perry, 'Drag Race,' singer Halsey

The soundtrack to Amazon Prime Video's The Transparent Musicale Finale—the movie musical fantasia of Jill Soloway's series Transparent—is available for streaming and digital purchase in conjunction with the finale premiere on Amazon Prime Video, a press ...


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  Reeling Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival announces award winners

( CHICAGO, IL - October 10, 2019 ) Reeling: the Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival announces the highly anticipated juried, audience, and AARP Silver Image award winners for films screened at the 37th annual festival, September ...


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  SHOWBIZ Queer comic, 'Star Wars,' Nick Jonas, Rachel Maddow

Ian Aber—the queer award-winning, Atlanta based comedian known as a national finalist on the hit reality competition series StandUp NBC—released his first-ever studio album, Night Sugar, through RadLand Records, a press release noted. In the album ...


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  WORLD Kenyan magazine, Russian anti-LGBT ruling, Brazilian films

Pride Umbrella Kenya, a member organization of The Refugee Coalition of East Africa ( RefCEA ), announced the launch of QR Magazine, a press release noted. The first issue of this quarterly publication, The Transgender Issue, ...


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  LGBT HISTORY MONTH For celebrities, an off-screen journey to on-screen equality

By Steve Rothaus

ABC News correspondent Gio Benitez said that as a young reporter in Miami, he was inspired by the greats of television journalism: Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Barbara Walters and Katie Couric. He didn't seek out gay ...


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  SHOWBIZ Trans actor, 'Judy,' 'Concert for America,' Dolly Parton

Trans actor Brian Michael Smith was one of three casting announcements made ahead of Fox's 9-1-1 spinoff, Lone Star, which debuts in January, Out.com noted. This next installment in Ryan Murphy's burgeoning franchise will take place ...


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  SHOWBIZ Ricky Martin, Tina Fey, Lee Daniels, Megan Fox

The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) will honor singer and actor Ricky Martin with the HRC National Visibility Award at HRC's 23rd Annual National Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 28, a press release noted. ...


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  Porter among those striking a pose at 2019 Emmys

Pose's Billy Porter made history the evening of Sept. 22 when he became the first openly gay Black actor to win the Emmy for the best lead actor in a dramatic series. Porter has rarely failed ...


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  Sisters in Cinema launches fellowship for Black women filmmakers, LBTQ stories

Sisters in a SIC ) with support from Chicago Women's Foundation LBTQ Giving Council has awarded three first-time feature filmmakers with a $2,500 grant for the production of a documentary film. This program is an initiative ...


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  Black Alphabet film fest to honor Trans Awareness Week

Black Alphabet Film Festival returns for its seventh year, showcasing films that highlight and explore the LGBTQ and same-gender-loving ( SGL ) experience—and it will take place at the same time as Transgender Awareness Week. This ...


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  REELING FILM FESTIVAL Lesbian director highlights queer history in 'The Archivettes'

Megan Rossman is an out and proud lesbian filmmaker. But while making The Archivettes, whose Chicago premiere is part of the Reeling Film Festival, she had a lot to learn. "I had never thought of my ...


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  REELING FILM FESTIVAL Wendy Jo Carlton explores life, love in 'Good Kisser'

Wendy Jo Carlton is an out director, producer and teacher known for indie films like Hannah Free, starring Sharon Gless, and the lesbian romance musical Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together. She's also the creator of ...


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  MOVIES A look at what's hitting the big screens this fall

Fall back into the movie theater after a summer that certainly had some lackluster moments, cinematically. We head into awards season and it shows with films begging for accolades, such as Judy and A Beautiful Day ...


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  REELING 2019 The reviews are in

Reeling 2019: The 37th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival will take place Sept. 19-29 at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema and Music Box Theatre. Without further ado, here are reviews of some of the movies slated to ...


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  South Asian Film Festival Sept. 19-22

The 10th Annual Chicago South Asian Film Festival ( CSAFF ) will take place Sept. 19-22. The Red Carpet and opening night film, The Last Color, will be shown at Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., ...


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  WEBSERIES 'Kissing Walls' creators on Chicago, sex scenes, independent TV

Local webseries Kissing Walls has continued to challenge television's traditional boundaries in its second season with its upfront depiction of the lives of twentysomething gay men living on the North Side. Windy City Times sat down ...


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  NUNN ON ONE Lance Bass, Baptists, Broadway and 'The Boy Band Con'

Popular performer Lance Bass wears many hats these days. After rising to fame in the boy band NSYNC, he moved into working in movies and television. Along the way, the Mississippi native even became certified to ...


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  REELING FILM FESTIVAL Gay filmmaker takes the crown in 'Pageant'

In Pageant Material, a teen dreams of becoming a queen—a drag queen, that is. Rodney ( Hart Morse ) is seventeen, out of the closet and mourning the death of his beloved mother. While enduring bullying ...


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  REELING FILM FESTIVAL Unexpected legend takes stage in 'Broadway'

He calls women "darling" and drops f-bombs in the same sentence. He's both Jewish and gay, and has never hidden either. He keeps photos of his ex-boyfriends in silver frames and can recount detailed anecdotes about ...


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  Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas returns to the Auditorium Theatre

( CHICAGO, IL ) The live concert experience of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas returns to the Auditorium Theatre for the second year for two special Halloween screenings on October 31 and November 1. The ...


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  Jason Stuart makes it into the middle of the Midwest

Actor Jason Stuart has over 35 years of steady work on film and television as a character actor. He came out of the closet as gay early on in his career and the parts only improved. ...


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  Filmmaker Martell discusses web series Damaged Goods

A Chicago-based filmmaker and production house head is preparing for a second season of his web series about the lives of young Chicagoans of color—and discussing possibilities for transforming the program into a television series. Director ...


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  SHOWBIZ Designer dies, Kristen Stewart, Oprah, Freddie Mercury

Chris March—a costume designer who rose to fame after appearing on season four of Bravo's reality show Project Runway—died of a heart attack on at age 56, Deadline reported. A New York City resident, March was ...


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  ACE Comic Con Midwest Oct. 11-13

ACE Comic Con Midwest will be at the Donald E. Stephen Convention Center in Rosemont on Oct. 11-13. Guests for this year's show include Oscar winner Brie Larson ( Captain Marvel ), Chris Hemsworth ( Thor ...


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  MOVIES Reeling festival rolls out new LGBT films

Reeling 2019, the 37th annual edition of Chicago's LGBT film festival, kicks off Sept. 19, and lasts through Sept. 29 in various venues throughout the city. Founded in 1982, Reeling is the second oldest LGBT film ...


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  NUNN ON ONE MOVIES Sam Harris: Out performer serves it up in 'Ham'

Sam Harris initially grabbed people's attention as the grand-champion singer of Star Search, winning with his version of the classic song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." This brought him a contract with Motown Records and his debut ...


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  Comic Con dazzles with stars, cosplay

Thousands of pop-culture aficionados ( many donning the costumes of their favorite characters ) visited Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Convention Center on Aug. 22-25 for Wizard World Comic Con. There were many celebrities present—with one ...


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  SHOWBIZ 'Judy,' Jill Soloway, John Cameron Mitchell, Octavia Spencer

Decca and Republic Records announced the release of two star-studded duet, to appear on the brand-new album Judy ( the soundtrack to the film of the same name ), a press release noted. The original soundtrack ...


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  NUNN ON ONE COMEDY Rachel Dratch talks Biance del Rio, gay friends

Rachel Dratch is originally from Massachusetts; she moved to Chicago to further her comedy career by working with The Second City and ImprovOlympic. When asked what one thing she learned from her days in the Windy ...


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  Derek Jarman films out Aug. 27

Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films will release two movies by the late filmmaker Derek Jarman ( 1942-94 )—Blue and The Garden—on Tuesday, Aug. 27. In a new 4K master of Blue ( $24.95 for the Blu-ray ...


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  SHOWBIZ Tituss Burgess, IMDb, Halsey, Stephen Colbert, 'Queer As Folk'

Quibi has greenlit Dishmantled—described as "a high-octane cooking competition that will literally blow your socks off," with Tituss Burgess ( Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; 30 Rock ) set to host, Deadline reported. Hosted by Burgess, each episode ...


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  Reports: Wachowski back in the Matrix

Transgender filmmaker and Chicago native Lana Wachowski announced Aug. 20 that she would be directing a fourth Matrix film, according to Variety. Wachowski directed the three previous films in the series—The Matrix ( 1999 ), The ...


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  10 Questions with Vic Featuring Xabiani Ponce de Leon

It's hard to stand out as an actor during a film festival such as Outfest where over 150 films are screened within nine days. But Xabiani Ponce de LeÃ"n did just that with director Hari Sama's ...


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  SHOWBIZ 'Elm Street,' 'Crime Story,' Tab Hunter, Lady Gaga

Gay actor Marc Patton is returning to the big screen, as himself, with the documentary Scream, Queen: My Nightmare On Elm Street, The Washington Blade noted. The film tells the story of how his "big break" ...


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  UPDATE: Travolta to attend Wizard World Comic Con

This year's Wizard World Comic Con Chicago will take place Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 22-25, at Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd.—and it has just gotten some serious star power. It was announced Aug. ...


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  Reeling LGBTQ film festival announces film line up

( August 12, 2019 - Chicago, IL ) Reeling, the second-oldest LGBTQ film festival in the world and a beloved Chicago cultural institution for more than 35 years, kicks off fall with an exciting slate of ...


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  Gene Siskel Film Center to present Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Aug. 23-29

As a venue that celebrates all art forms and a public program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Gene Siskel Film Center mourns the loss of the celebrated Black author and Nobel ...


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  SHOWBIZ Comic-book heroes, Cara and Ashley, Chris Pine, Pride Summit

The animated character Aquaman was confirmed to be LGBT+ on the latest episode of Young Justice: Outsiders—the DC Universe's animated show about teenage superheroes, PinkNews reported. The latest episode, "Quiet Conversations," saw the iconic DC superhero ...


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  FILM Fawzia Mirza, Kathy Griffin and much more at Outfest

Founded by UCLA students in 1982, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit film festival Outfest celebrated 37 years of bringing LGBTQ stories to the screen. Presented by HBO, the festival ran July 18-28. This year, films were from ...


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  SHOWBIZ Lil Nas X, classic TV shows, Janelle Monae, NFL player

The country-trap smash "Old Town Road" ( by out rapper/singer Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus ) has broken the record for the longest-running number-one song on Billboard's singles chart. And faced with the task ...


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  Sinfonietta concert screening of 'Get Out' Sept. 21

Chicago Sinfonietta will perform a live concert screening of Jordan Peele's 2018 smash film film Get Out, conducted by score composer Michael Abels, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Dr., on Saturday, Sept. ...


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  NATIONAL Torres' run, tribe OKs marriage, Bernie Sanders, Netflix

New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres made history when he announced his bid for a seat in New York's House of Representatives, Queerty noted. The 31-year-old Democrat from the Bronx is the first openly gay man ...


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  SHOWBIZ Jennifer Lopez, 'Toy Story 4,' Rosie, Darren Criss, John Waters

Jennifer Lopez had a surprise for a gay teen who was barred from giving the valedictorian speech, PinkNews noted. The superstar surprised Nat Werth backstage at her show in Milwaukee on July 3. The teen was ...


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  'Hedwig' remaster at Music Box starting July 19

Director/co-writer/star John Cameron Mitchell's 2001 musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch will open in a new 4K DCP remaster at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., on Friday, July 19. With this trailblazing musical, ...


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  Billy Masters

"Do you know what? I've been giving that some thought recently because a couple of other parents said that to me as well. I think, you really don't start thinking about that until you are a ...


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  'Paris Is Burning' at Music Box in July

A new 2K restoration of the 1990 landmark documentary Paris Is Burning will run July 12-18 at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. Preceding the FX show Pose by decades, this film looks at ...


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  10 Questions with Felix Maritaud

Audiences were still talking about Felix Maritaud's performance in the 2017 hit French film, '120 Beats Per Minute', about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 1990s France, when another critically acclaimed film, 'Sauvage' premiered at the Cannes Film ...


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  SHOWBIZ 'Orange Is the New Black,' Jake Shears, Bob the Drag Queen, Mika

The seventh and final season of Orange Is the New Black will debut on Netflix on July 26—and it's being celebrated in a unique way, a press release noted. This season, the cast and creators are ...


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  'Lavender Scare' director on very real tragedy

In 1953, in the midst of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an executive order that banned gays and lesbians from federal employment, under the pretense that they not only were immoral, but they ...


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  Scholar/producer to receive new honor, speaks on life goals

Aymar Jean Christian, Ph.D., has dedicated his life to communicating with meaning. Now the scholar, producer, founder and writer/director is being recognized for his work with the first Leaders for a New Chicago award, courtesy of ...


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  Blood-ties are binding in new LGBT drama

Early in director Anthony L. William's drama Thicker Than Blood, which makes its Chicago premiere on the closing night of the 17th Annual African Diaspora FIlm Festival-Chicago, the lead character Jordan's mother Marilyn ( Christina Smith ...


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  'Before Stonewall' at Siskel on July 5-10

The 1984 film Before Stonewall will run at the Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., on July 5-10. Given a new digital restoration on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, this ...


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  SHOWBIZ Ryan Murphy, Billy Porter, Boy George, 'Queer Eye'

Ryan Murphy will direct and produce the feature adaptation of the Tony-nominated stage musical The Prom and has secured a cast that puts Netflix in new star-power territory, Deadline noted. Meryl Streep will star alongside James ...


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  MOVIES Jon Favreau honored as Robert Downey Jr. attends event

The Gene Siskel Film Center of the Art Institute of Chicago held a gala at the Four Seasons Chicago on June 15 called "Marvel, Movies, and More: Honoring Jon Favreau in Conversation with Robert Downey Jr." ...


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  MOVIES '5B' revisits first AIDS ward in Calif. hospital

The powerful new documentary 5B is about a group of caregivers opening the first AIDS ward at San Francisco General Hospital in the '80s. Through first-person testimony, stories are told to depict how caregivers handled the ...


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  Janet Mock signs historic Netflix deal

Author/director/producer Janet Mock has signed a historic deal with Netflix—making her the first out transgender woman who can call the creative shots at a major content company, Variety reported. The multimillion-dollar deal, which spans three years, ...


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  FILM ANALYSIS Rewatching Stonewall at the movies

Early in gay director Nigel Finch's 1995 sort-of docudrama Stonewall, the drag queen La Miranda ( Guillermo Diaz ), who's one of the central characters, looks at the audience and says: "There's as many Stonewall stories ...







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