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Chicago International Film Festival in October, honoring Bogdanovich, McQueen - From a press release - Chicago ( August 25, 2016 ) - The Chicago International Film Festival today announces the first film selections to be featured at the 52nd edition, October 13-27. Additionally announced is Peter Bogdanovich as recipient of the Festival's Gold Hugo Lifetime Achievement Award and A Tribute to Steve McQueen in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the Festival's Black Perspectives program. ...


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Entertainment news: Naomi Campbell, Ricky Martin, 'Xena,' Aretha Franklin - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Empire co-stars Naomi Campbell and Jussie Smollett spoke to Attitude magazine recently, according to a Deccan Chronicle item. In part, Campbell said, "I have been surrounded by gay men my entire life, and because I have grown up working in the creative and fashion industries, many of them have become like family to me. Without gay men, I wouldn't be ...


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NUNN ON ONE: INTERNET The fringe 'Benefits' of Kurt Conroyd - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Actor Kurt Conroyd plays a gay man named River Manning in the web series The Benefits of Gusbandry. This Portland based comedy series also stars Brooke Totman from MADtv as his best friend. The title refers to a gay husband or gusband and follows the duos adventures together. Conroyd is known for movies such as Wild, Birds of Neptune and ...


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Reeling: Chicago LGBTA+ Int'l Film Fest lineup includes Hurricane Bianca, King Cobra - ( August 22, 2016 - Chicago, IL ) Chicago Filmmakers and Showtime Networks are pleased to present the 34th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. The second-oldest LGBTQ film festival in the world and a beloved Chicago cultural institution for more than 30 years, Reeling returns September 22-29, 2016 with an exciting slate of movies that showcases ...


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Billy Masters - "I think the way David just described it was flawless. The fact that I was going into this event knowing that my identity is rooted in Christ and not what the result of this competition is just gave me peace."—Steele Johnson ( a porn name if ever there was one ) talks about winning the silver medal in synchronized diving ...


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MOVIES A moment with Meryl Streep - Acting luminary on love of gay people,, her LGBT roles - Meryl Streep is laughing her signature laugh. You know it: Sometimes light and airy, sometimes a surge of boisterous euphoria that carries well into the next question—but always unmistakably Meryl. Cinema's grand dame cracks one of her warm, famous chortles during our recent interview while entertaining the idea that her latest chameleonic role, as real-life opera diva Florence Foster Jenkins ...


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'Transparent' director talks 'More Than T' documentary series - Beginning with a brightly animated title Trans 102, a nearly two minute Public Service Announcement ( PSA ) released in late June contains a cast of celebrated transgender and gender nonconforming individuals representing the full scope of the community's beautifully multifaceted spectrum. They each deliver a collage of voices to a succinct, powerfully written message sometimes highlighted by a perfectly ...


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Carrie Fisher, 'Back to Future' stars at Comic Con Chicago - Wizard World, Inc., announced that Star Wars' Carrie Fisher will make her first Wizard World appearance ever in Chicago, where she will join the Back to the Future trio of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson. Also, The X-Files' Gillian Anderson will join the previously announced David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis for a cast reunion ...


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Entertainment: Drag Race, Jared Leto, Melissa Etheridge, Where the Bears Are - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season two debuts Thursday, Aug. 25, with a 90-minute episode, a press release stated. For the first time in "Drag Race" history, the full season will simulcast on Logo and VH1. Joining the main stage panel of Todrick Hall, Carson Kressley, Michelle Visage and RuPaul will be Raven-Symone, Ross Mathews, Jeremy Scott, Nicole Scherzinger, Graham ...


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West Side Story Movie-in-the-Park celebrates Maestro Leonard Bernstein's 98th - From a press release - Leonard Bernstein ( 2015 Legacy Walk Inductee ) was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States to receive worldwide acclaim. He was best known to the public as the longtime music director of the New York Philharmonic; for conducting concerts by many of the world's leading orchestras; and for writing the music for Candide, On the ...


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No League of Their Own tells stories of trans athletes, airing Aug. 7 - From a press release - August 3, 2016 — 2015 was a formative year for transgender athletes with Caitlyn Jenner publicly announcing her name change, Chris Mosier becoming the first transgender man to make the U.S. National Team and the IOC adapting more progressive guidelines for the Summer Olympics in Rio. The conversation surrounding transgender athletes has reached a fever pitch and FUSION seeks to ...


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Lily Tomlin to be honored with 2016 SAG Life Achievement Award - From a press release - LOS ANGELES ( Aug. 4, 2016 ) — Lily Tomlin — an entertainment maverick whose talents put her at the pinnacle of comedy, acting, writing and producing — has been named the 53rd recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Tomlin will be presented the performers union's most prestigious distinction at ...


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Entertainment: Justin Bieber, Kristen Stewart, Bradley Cooper, 'Star Trek' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Justin Bieber has been offered the role of a young pop star in the movie Uber Girl—but he wants a major rewrite, Page Six noted. "He won't take the part unless the sex scene with him and one of the male backup dancers is taken out of the final script," co-writer Pete O'Neill said. O'Neill said he also wants to ...


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Entertainment news: 'Ab Fab,' George Takei, RuPaul, muscle movies - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Absolutely Fabulous stars Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders were big hits at the Hearst Tower luncheon, which included designers Christian Siriano, Zac Posen, Isaac Mizrahi and Rebecca Minkoff, Page Six noted. While discussing Kate Moss' dip into the Thames in the film during a Q&A, Lumley revealed that another supermodel, Naomi Campbell, appeared in an early episode of the series, ...


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Amanda Bearse talks lesbian web series, Married ... with Children - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A "wonderful script" attracted Amanda Bearse to her latest project, the five episode web series Skirtchasers, which follows the relationship of a formerly estranged father and daughter who realize they have one big thing in common: commitment issues. Bearse, who is best known for her role as Marcy D'Arcy on Fox's Married … with Children and as a director of ...


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Saunders and Lumley: The sweetie darlings of Ab Fab talk - Those sweetie darlings—the appallingly self-centered, hard-partying PR maven Edina "Eddy" Monsoon ( played by Jennifer Saunders ) and her constant gal pal, the blonde beehived man-trapping, chain-smoking sometime fashion editor Patsy ( played by Joanna Lumley )—are back. These iconic characters, first seen in the hit Britcom Absolutely Fabulous that Saunders created and wrote, were sensations on both sides of ...


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Knight at the Movies: Absolutely Fabulous; Star Trek Beyond; The Witness - Sweetie sweetie darlings Patsy and Edina—those two narcissistic, hard-partying London-based "sweetie darlings" who took the world ( and just about every gay bar's TV set ) by storm—are back, 25 years after the Britcom debuted in the early '90s. In Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, their first on-screen romp, Jennifer Saunders returns as Eddy, the trend-chasing publicist whose most renowned client ...


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Entertainment news: 'Tarzan' kiss, Christian Siriano, Abby Wambach, Mary Lambert - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The UK Mirror reported that a gay kiss was cut out of the final edit of the new Tarzan film—because test audiences were left "perplexed" by it, the director has revealed. The new film, The Legend of Tarzan, includes a character named Captain Leon Rom, a ruthless Belgian soldier played by Christoph Waltz, who is now rumored to be Tarzan's ...


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Reeling LGBTQ film fest returns Sept. 22-29 - CHICAGO, IL - Chicago Filmmakers announces the 34th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, to be held Sept. 22-29, 2016 at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema ( 2828 N. Clark St. ) and other venues around the city. The festival will present a selection of the best new LGBTQ films from around the globe. A production of Chicago ...


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Transparent, Her Story, RuPaul among Emmy nominations - The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced July 14, with a diverse list of nods that included Transparent, RuPaul's Drag Race and Modern Family—as well as Her Story, a web series that looks at the lives of trans women. The trans series Her Story received a nomination for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. Her Story is ...


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Knight at the Movies - Ghostbusters; Wiener-Dog I ain't afraid of no ( female ) ghosts The storm of controversy that has broken over the heads of the filmmakers and cast of the remake of Ghostbusters—which opens Friday, July 15—would seem to be the proverbial tempest in a teapot. Having encountered the original in 1984 and on a few occasions since, I haven't quite been ...


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Entertainment news: Zachary Quinto, Dolly Parton, Tig Notaro, Michael Sam - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Heroes and Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto is set to star and executive produce Biopunk, an hourlong drama based on the book Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life, by Wired magazine's senior business/technology writer Marcus Wohlsen, Deadline reported. Quinto and his longtime producing partner, Neal Dodson of Before The Door Pictures, are among those executive-producing the series. Biopunk ...


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MOVIES Alexander the great ally - True Blood alum Alexander Skarsgard - Alexander Skarsgard sure knows how to offset the uproar over his missing loincloth in The Legend of Tarzan. "I'm actually wearing it right now," teases Skarsgard, joking about the brouhaha regarding this Tarzan's more civilized article of clothing as he portrays the jungle warrior in Warner Bros.' new take on a classic tale. "I do all my phoners in a ...


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Entertainment: Caitlyn Jenner, Matthew McConaughey, Latrice Royale, 'Queer As Folk' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Caitlyn Jenner poses with the gold medal she won with a stunning decathlon victory at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games on the new cover of Sports Illustrated, according to People. The cover marked the first time she had the medal around her neck in 40 years. Jenner, who keeps the medal in her nail drawer, revealed that she used to ...


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Celebrating Scarlett Johansson at the Siskel - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago brought actress Scarlett Johansson for a celebration on June 30 at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. The annual fundraising event had perfect timing, as Johansson made national news that day as Hollywood's top-grossing actress. Windy City Times asked what her splurge item would be now that she makes ...


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NUNN ON ONE Erin Murphy: Actress talks 'Bewitched,' new lesbian role - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Actress Erin Murphy will always be remembered as Tabitha Stephens on the hit television show Bewitched. For all eight seasons, Murphy played the daughter of a witch, although she shared the role with her twin sister at the beginning. Murphy has appeared in more than 100 commercials including a detergent commercial with President Ronald Reagan before he was in office. ...


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Alexander the great ally: Alexander Skarsgard interview - True Blood alum on coaching gay-sex scenes, his outsider perspective, and Tarzan vs. Farrah Fawcett - Alexander Skarsgard sure knows how to offset the uproar over his missing loincloth in The Legend of Tarzan. "I'm actually wearing it right now," teases Skarsgard, joking about the brouhaha regarding this Tarzan's more civilized article of clothing as he portrays the jungle warrior in Warner Bros.' new take on a classic tale. "I do all my phoners in a ...


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Entertainment news: Greg Louganis, Laverne Cox, Taylor Lautner, 'Hairspray' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Out, HIV-positive Olympic diver Greg Louganis ( who's 56 ) is one of the 10 men and nine women who will be featured in ESPN's annual Body Issue. Some of the others who will be featured include the Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta, U.S. women's national soccer team forward Christen Press, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, UFC fighter Conor McGregor and ...


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Knight at the Movies: Pride at the movies; Oriented - We're here, we're queer, we're watching movies. In the 12 years that I've been writing about movies for Windy City Times, I've recommended dozens of film to celebrate Pride. It's no surprise that a quick poll of friends and colleagues reveals a lot of these same titles. These are movies that many of us cherish, returning to them year after ...


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Chicago Filmmakers offering scholarships - Chicago Filmmakers has launched The LGBTQ+ Youth Media Project, a new filmmaking workshop for LGBTQ+ identified, gender non-conforming and allied teens. Three summer sessions will teach participants to use professional filmmaking equipment and editing software to create identity-focused work. The LGBTQ+ Youth Media Project will instruct students ages 13-17 in the immersive art of digital filmmaking, as well challenging them ...


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'Candypants' film gets support from doc group - The International Documentary Association has chosen the film Candypants: A Fairy Tale as its "Doc of the Week."The film tells the story of longtime Chicago residents and life partners Lee Brady and David Sanderson, who invented edible underwear in 1975 and sold it under the name Candypants. "The IDA decided to spotlight Candypants as part of its mission to support ...


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Actor Tim Daly on his father's sexuality - On an episode of the CBS show Sunday Morning that aired on Father's Day, actor Tim Daly talked about his father's sexuality, according to CBS News. Of his father, James ( who co-starred in the 1970s series Medical Center ), Tim said, "My dad left when I was a very young man, a young boy, and I didn't see him ...


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Black LGBT films at library branch - Chicago Public Libraries LGBT Pride Month events include an LGBT Film Series at the Kelly Branch library, 6151 S. Normal Blvd. Films slated to run include: —How Do I Look on Thursday, June 23 ( 5:30-7:30 p.m. ): How Do I Look, by Wolfgang Busch, is a view inside the Harlem Drag Ball competition. —Pariah on Tuesday, June 28 ( ...


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Entertainment: Nick Jonas, Pet Shop Boys, Whitney Houston, Mara Wilson - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - After months of wondering whether or not Nick Jonas' closeted character, Nate, from DirecTV's Kingdom would ever get the chance to live out his same-sex desires, fans were disappointed after Jonas' character is drugged at a party and forced into a threesome, NewNowNext reported. Kingdom fans erupted on Twitter to express their own rage and sadness about the turn of ...


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Hurray for Hollywood Museum - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Hollywood Museum celebrated Pride Month with a third annual Reel to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood ceremony on June 9. More than 10,000 show business treasure pack the space on 1660 N. Highland Ave. Costumes from newer television shows like Transparent and Orange is the New Black are now included. Films represented ranged from Cabaret to ...


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Dan Karslake, director of LGBT religious film, in town June 20 - Chicagoan Michael Leppen is hosting an evening with Dan Karslake, the producer /director of the award-winning film For The Bible Tells Me So to hear about the wonderful work this documentary has accomplished for the LGBTQ community throughout the world. He will also introduce his new documentary that he is working on ( For We Know Not What We Do ...


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Chicago Public Library's LGBT Pride Month films on South Side - The Chicago Public Library has various LGBT Pride Month events. See https://www.chipublib.org/news/celebrate-lgbt-pride-month/ for details. There are a few left, including a South Side film series: Anthem / Affirmations / Non Je Regrette Rien ( No Regret ) Tuesday, June 21, 2016 ( 5:30PM — 7:30PM ) Kelly Library Branch 6151 S. Normal Boulevard Chicago IL 60621 Description: Marlon Riggs' films ...


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'Candypants' film gets support from doc group - The International Documentary Association has chosen the film Candypants: A Fairy Tale as its "Doc of the Week."The film tells the story of longtime Chicago residents and life partners Lee Brady and David Sanderson, who invented edible underwear in 1975 and sold it under the name Candypants. "The IDA decided to spotlight Candypants as part of its mission to support ...


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Presenting Princess Shaw; Out of Iraq; Those People - Knight at the Movies - The Princess of YouTube There are Cinderella stories and then there's the saga of Princess Shaw—a Cinderella story that breaks the mold. If the tale of a 37-year-old bisexual Black woman toiling as a caregiver for the elderly in New Orleans ( and barely scraping by ) with dreams of musical stardom—and achieving those dreams—seems improbable ( and it is ...


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MOVIES: Presenting Samantha Montgomery - Samantha Montgomery's ( aka Princess Shaw's ) rise from obscurity to YouTube sensation and budding musical star is tracked in Ido Haar's documentary film Presenting Princess Shaw ( in theaters Friday, June 10, and available VOD ). Thanks in no small part to Montgomery's effervescent, can-do personality and her extraordinary musical gifts, the film is sensationally entertaining. The documentary follows ...


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Upcoming: Jerusalem troupe, Jazz for Women, Queer Kings & Queens, Company - Jerusalem troupe in Chicago June 18 A Wider Bridge—the LGBTQ advocacy group that aims to connections between the Israeli and North American LGBTQ communities—announced the U.S. tour of c.a.t.a.m.o.n., a Jerusalem dance group. Arthur Slepian, executive director of Wider Bridge, said in a statement, "Through arts and culture that challenge the boundaries of religion, race, gender, and sexuality, these young ...


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Entertainment news: 'Project Runway,' Boy George, Deborah Cox, 'Transparent' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In a big, multi-show deal between Lifetime and The Weinstein Company valued at about $50 million, including a TWC movie package, the network has renewed the mothership series Project Runway for three more seasons ( seasons 16-18 ), and its spinoffs Project Runway All Stars for two ( six and seven ) and Project Runway: Junior for one ( three ...


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Knight at the Movies: 'Take Me to the River,' horror hags and sequel summer - Back to Nebraska The absolute last thing that Ryder ( Logan Miller ), a sullen teenager from California with a thatch of curly golden locks and a permanent pout, wants to do is go with his parents to a reunion in Nebraska. But if he has to go he'll be damned if he's going to apologize for being gay or ...


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Summer movie preview - A bounty of sequels, prequels, franchises, tent-poles, and still more sequels can only mean that the summer movie season is upon us. Although a few of the releases over the next three months have some queer content, the majority do not. I have been writing these roundups for more than a decade, always tagging them "The Summer LGBT Movie Preview," ...


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Entertainment news: Mariah Carey, Gus Van Sant, Azealia Banks, Wilson Cruz - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - GLAAD honored Robert De Niro, Mariah Carey and the best in film, television, and journalism at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Jennifer Lawrence, Aziz Ansari, Connie Britton, Diane Sawyer, Caitlyn Jenner, Tamron Hall, Noah Galvin, Andrew Rannells, Andreja Pejic and Jason Biggs were among the special guests. Recording artists Alex Newell and Bebe ...


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Free film series celebrates queer royalty in honor of Gay Pride month - From a press release - The Queer Film Society, in association with The Chicago Public Library present QUEER KINGS & QUEENS, a free series celebrating Victorian era LGBT movies in honor of Gay Pride month. The series comprises four free screenings taking place on the first four Mondays in June at the Bezazian branch ( 1226 W. Ainslie ) of the Chicago Public Library at ...


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Entertainment : Jennifer Hudson, Colton Haynes, Sir Ivan, Caitlyn Jenner - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson tweeted her reaction to being left off the list for the 70th Tony Awards, nominations for which were announced May 3, according to Entertainment Weekly. Hudson did not receive a nod, although co-stars Cynthia Erivo ( Actress in a Leading Role ) and Danielle Brooks ( Actress in a Featured Role ) each earned ...


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Filmmakers Sets Digital Media Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Youth - From a press release - Chicago Filmmakers is proud to launch The LGBTQ+ Youth Media Project — a free educational program for LGBTQ+ identified, gender non-conforming, and allied teens. During the course of the program, students will get hands-on digital filmmaking experience while focusing on media literacy - specifically the roles and effects of identity and representation in mainstream media. There are three upcoming sessions ...


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Chicago Filmmakers Announces Digital Media Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Youth - From a press release - May 10th, 2016 ( CHICAGO, IL ) - Chicago Filmmakers is proud to launch The LGBTQ+ Youth Media Project — a free educational program for LGBTQ+ identified, gender non-conforming, and allied teens. During the course of the program, students will get hands-on digital filmmaking experience while focusing on media literacy - specifically the roles and effects of identity and representation ...


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Knight at the Movies: Viva; Janis: Little Girl Blue - Transformations The urgent desire to transform, and the absolute need to become someone else and leave behind emotional abuse at home or school—often lived out on stage—that transcends an emotionally crushing reality are feelings that have long been familiar to Our People. They also apply, most palpably, to the central figures in a duo of new movies—the Cuban familial drama ...


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Entertainment news: Dustin Lance Black, Lady Gaga, 'Dreamgirls,' 'Frozen' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - WME has signed writer-producer-director Dustin Lance Black, who won the Original Screenplay Oscar in 2009 for penning Milk, Deadline reported. He most recently created and wrote the upcoming seven-episode ABC event series When We Rise, about the gay-rights movement. He will also direct the final two episodes, with Milk director Gus Van Sant, Dee Rees and Thomas Schlamme also taking ...


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GLAAD's Studio Responsibility Index: Glaring lack of LGBT images in 2015 films - From a press release - New York, NY — GLAAD, the world's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) media advocacy organization, today released its fourth annual Studio Responsibility Index ( SRI ), a report that maps the quantity, quality, and diversity of LGBT people in films released by the seven largest motion picture studios and their subsidiaries during the 2015 calendar year. GLAAD ...


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At Gayby Baby screening, focus on LGBTQ families - When Maya Newell, the director of the new documentary Gayby Baby, saw the 2010 movie The Kids Are Alright, it was the first time in 23 years she'd ever seen her family on the big screen. "Gayby Baby came from wanting to give voice to kids from families like mine," said Newell, an Australian filmmaker with lesbian parents. She recorded ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Neo-Futurists on film - Sharon Green made a scoffing laugh when asked about a detail in her alumni bio on the The Neo-Futurists' website. It was the parting-shot sentence of: "She currently resides in Los Angeles with her wife, Logan, where the two of them are preparing to embark on a career as a feature film-making power couple." "I don't know who wrote that ...


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Knight at the movies: 'The Meddler' and other mothers - Mom is just a phone call away If there's one thing I love it's a good mother-daughter movie. And with Mother's Day approaching, there are lots to choose from to celebrate. Mommie Dearest, Postcards from the Edge, the animated Brave, The Kids Are All Right, Freaky Friday, Stella Dallas and even The Exorcist are just a few favorite suggestions. This ...


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Five Worth Finding: Black Deutschland, Pretty Little Liars, Panes cafe - Special to the online edition of Windy City Time - —Black Deutschland: Darryl Pinckney's intriguing novel focuses on Jeb, a Black Chicagoan who flees to Berlin, Germany. He indulges his fantasies—but can't avoid certain issues he attempts to escape. ( Note: Pinckney will discuss the book at the Chicago Humanities Festival's "Margo Jefferson & Darryl Pinckney: Style and the Black Bourgeoisie" on April 30. See ChicagoHumanities.org . ) —Pretty Little ...


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Hannah Free re-release celebration includes Sharon Gless - Sharon Gless, star of the feature film Hannah Free, shot in Chicago in 2008, was in town for a special re-release party and screening at the Gene Siskel Film Center April 16. Several of the stars of the film, directed by Wendy Jo Carlton and written by Claudia Allen, were at the event. Pictured front are Gless ( Cagney & ...


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POV gets rights for broadcast premiere of 'Memories of a Penitent Heart' on PBS - From a press release - New York, N.Y. — April 15, 2016 — POV ( Point of View ), American television's longest-running independent documentary series, has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to Cecilia Aldarondo's Memories of a Penitent Heart, a co-production of ITVS. The film has its world premiere tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival and will have its national broadcast premiere on POV in ...


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'Gayby Baby' film screens in Chicago - From a press release - Our Families: A Conversation, a special screening of the film Gayby Baby followed by a discussion, will happen in two showing Saturday, April 30 in Chicago. The goal of the event is to create a community-building opportunity and discussion for LGBTQ+ families who often do not see themselves reflected in the world around them, and sometimes feel their voices are ...


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Pride Films and Plays' Queer Bits AltReels Film Festival offers short films - From a press release - Chicago, IL —Pride Films and Plays announces five short films receiving their Chicago premieres during Queer Bits AltReels Film Festival at the Public House Theatre ( 3914 N Clark ) on April 25th, 2016. Pride Films and Plays' Queer Bits AltReels Film Festival will showcase five short films that test the boundaries of traditional filmmaking. The program includes a powerful ...


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Upcoming: I Am Jazz, Piano Men, Mary Lambert, Bollywood dance, Wonka Ball - 'Wonka Ball: Dragstrip' April 15 in Ravenswood About Face Theater's annual gala Wonka Ball will take place Friday, April 15, at Ravenswood Event Center, 4011 N. Ravenswood Ave., 8-11 p.m. (There will be a VIP cocktail reception at 7 p.m.) The event's theme this year is "Dragstrip." Guests are invited to make a pit stop to enjoy food from Ravenswood ...


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Upcoming: Lesbian characters in Signature Move, Hannah Free - Chicago actor in film 'Signature Move' Chicago-based actor and comedian Fawzia co-wrote and stars in Signature Move, a feature film co-produced by Full Spectrum Features NFP and Newcity's Chicago Film Project that will be featured at Tribeca's "TFI Network" April 19-20. Signature Move is a romantic comedy and a coming-of-age feature film, centered on a Pakistani-Muslim woman named Zaynab who ...


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Knight at the Movies: Queer music films; farewell, Patty Duke - Queer music movies CIMMFest: the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival is back April 13-17 for its annual mash-up of great music-themed movies and musical performances. Festival organizers are touting a line-up of over 99 films and live acts over the course of the five days. For queer music and movie fans, there are three particular screenings of note. The ...


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New web series puts Chicago women front and center - From rapid changes in weather to gawking Midwestern tourists, some may feel that life in Chicago can be absurd. It's a feeling The Real Deal—a new Web series from Nothing Without a Company ( NWAC ), in conjunction with Kentalago Productions—seeks to embody. Filmed primarily in Uptown, the series follows the exploits of "the gals," portrayed by Libby Conkle and ...


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Entertainment industry leaders urging legislators to halt anti-LGBT bills - From a GLAAD press release - New York, NY — GLAAD, the world's leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ) media advocacy organization, today released an open letter by entertainment leaders inVariety calling for an end to anti-LGBT bills popping up across the country. Art Director's Guild, CAA, National Association of Latino Independent Producers ( NALIP ), Netflix, SAG-AFTRA, Univision, and Viacom all undersigned ...


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Fawzia Mirza plans feature film, Signature Move - From a press release - Signature Move, an upcoming feature film co-produced by Full Spectrum Features NFP and Newcity's Chicago Film Project, will be featured at Tribeca's "TFI Network" April 19-20. TFI Network will host 13 of the most unique cinematic projects from filmmakers worldwide, helping them establish relationships within the industry to secure funding and distribution. Signature Move is a featured project on Indiegogo, ...


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Transgender actress Shakina Nayfack joins Hulu's "Difficult People" cast - From a press release - "Difficult People" hails from the comedic minds of Julie Klausner ( "Ugly Americans" ) and Billy Eichner ( Emmy-nominated "Billy on the Streets" ), who star as themselves. As best friends living in New York City, their typical, irreverent behavior lands them in some very awkward situation. Ms. Nayfack joins the cast as the opinionated Lola, a new waitress at ...


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Dan Savage, uncensored - Dan Savage is many things—columnist, activist, author, "It Gets Better" co-founder and pundit. However, he'll don another hat when he hosts his HUMP Film Festival—which showcases homemade porn—later this week in his hometown of Chicago ( which he frequently visits ). However, before that event, Savage candidly talked with Windy City Times about a variety of topics, including his first ...


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Lilly Wachowski makes first public appearance - Director Lilly Wachowski made her first public appearance since coming out as transgender at the GLAAD Media Awards held April 2 in Beverly Hills, California. "My flight instinct is off the charts right now but you have to fight against it," Wachowski told TheWrap of her nerves. She and trans sister Lana attended the event in support of her Netflix ...


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Canadian YouTube series examines GBTQ body-image issues - Bare Naked: Gay Men and Body Image is a six-part YouTube series produced by Pink Triangle Press ( PTP )—a Canadian LGBT media organization—in conjunction with its online website Daily Xtra. Inspired by Egale ( Canada's Human Rights Trust ) and its m.bodiment campaign and series about body image, PTP let four men bare their souls and parts of their ...


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Five Worth Finding - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —DAVIDsTEA spring collection: DAVIDsTEA is known for having some very cool collection, and this most recent one is no exception. The Spring Collection ( $24 ) includes five limited edition teas: Raspberry Cream, Fruits of Paradise, White Nectarine, Pistachio Ice Cream and Monk's Blend ( with milk oolong and jasmine pearls ). —trilipiderm ( Trilipiderm.com ): trilipiderm aims at helping ...


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Entertainment: British actors, Rosie's divorce, Caitlyn on 'Transparent,' Nate Berkus - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Out individuals Ben Whishaw, Stephen Fry, Graham Norton and Sir Ian McKellen were among those receiving nominations for the BAFTA ( British Academy of Film and Television Arts ) TV Awards, according to Deadline. Downton Abbey, despite this being its final eligible year, received no nods; BAFTA did honor it with a special prize last summer, though. The awards will ...


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Knight at the Movies: Spring LGBT movie preview - Spring is officially here and that means that the summer blockbuster-movie season ( which now starts in early May ) as well as lots and lots of sequels are also about to arrive. Not one high-profile, queer-themed movie is on the immediate horizon, unfortunately, but no doubt we'll see plenty of those as we head into award season. April ...


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CIMMfest LGBTQ programming April 13-17 - From a press release - ( March 29, 2016 ) — The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival ( CIMMfest ) announces its LGBTQ programming for the eighth edition, running April 13-17, 2016 across twenty different venues in many of Chicago's culturally-diverse neighborhoods including Logan Square, Wicker Park, Hyde Park, Lakeview, and Pilsen. Individual event tickets start at $8 for concerts and $12 for films; ...


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Upcoming: Paris Is Burning, HUMP festival, MoCP at 40, lesbian film Hannah Free - 'Paris Is Burning' at Logan on March 31 Paris Is Burning—Jennie Livingston's 1990 award-winning documentary about the Harlem drag-ball scene—will screen at Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., on Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. Solveig Nelson, an art critic and Ph.D. candidate in art history at the University of Chicago, will introduce the film. Admission is free. See http://filmstudiescenter.uchicago.edu/events/2016/paris-burning. ...







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