Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2020-05-13
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Films of LGBTQ interest at Gene Siskel Film Center in January
2018-12-19

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


The LGBTQ community will find a number of documentaries and narrative features of interest presented as premieres and second runs at the Gene Siskel Film Center, a movie theater that celebrates diversity and inclusion. The provided links include more details and showtimes about each film.

Chicago premiere! Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes ( January 4-10 ) is a vivid documentary portrait tracing the rise-and-fall of Roger Ailes, the chief architect of Fox News. www.siskelfilmcenter.org/divide-and-conquer-the-story-of-roger-ailes .

Rupert Everett directs and stars in The Happy Prince ( January 4-10 ), an account of the tumultuous final years in the life of writer and gay icon Oscar Wilde. www.siskelfilmcenter.org/the-happy-prince .

Chicago premiere! In Family in Transition ( January 4, 7 ) Filmmaker Ofir Trainin follows an Israeli family's journey over two years after husband and father Amit comes out as a transgender woman. Presented as part of the series Stranger Than Fiction: Documentary Premieres ( January 4-31 ). www.siskelfilmcenter.org/strangerthanfiction .

First Chicago run! In El Ángel ( January 11-17 ), a wild-child teen teams up with a working-class dandy for a runaway crime spree in this picaresque tale based on the life of Carlos Robledo Puch, a legendary serial killer known as "the Death Angel." Presented as part of Panorama Latinx. www.siskelfilmcenter.org/el-angel .

In Maria by Callas ( January 11-17 ), Maria Callas' biographer Tom Volf lovingly assembles interviews, paparazzi shots, home movies, and legendary performance footage to create this extraordinary portrait of the opera star. www.siskelfilmcenter.org/maria-by-callas .

Chicago premiere! In The Heiresses ( January 25-31 ), a sheltered Paraguayan woman begins to emerge from her shell after her protective lesbian partner is sent to prison. Presented as part of Panorama Latinx. www.siskelfilmcenter.org/the-heiresses .

Chicago premiere! The Sunday Sessions ( January 11, 16 ) is a searing journey inside so-called conversion therapy following a young Catholic's troubled two-year quest to change his sexual orientation. Presented as part of the series Stranger Than Fiction: Documentary Premieres ( January 4-31 ).

www.siskelfilmcenter.org/strangerthanfiction .

Chicago premiere! Deftly combining various techniques and media, the documentary/road movie Paternal Rites ( January 19, 21 ) follows a route to catharsis for a gay transgender Jewish filmmaker. Director Jules Rosskam is scheduled to appear at both screenings. Presented as part of the series Stranger Than Fiction: Documentary Premieres ( January 4-31 ). www.siskelfilmcenter.org/strangerthanfiction .

Chicago premiere! In Silicone Soul ( January 27, 28 ), director Melody Gilbert compassionately explores the connection between lonely humans and silicone surrogates, commonly regarded as mere sex toys, as they become wives, friends, or children for their owners. Director Gilbert and special guests are scheduled to appear at both screenings. Presented as part of the series Stranger Than Fiction: Documentary Premieres ( January 4-31 ). www.siskelfilmcenter.org/strangerthanfiction .

National Theatre Live presents Antony and Cleopatra ( January 27 ): Obsession becomes a catalyst for war in Shakespeare's great tragedy of politics, passion and power. National Theatre Live tickets are $14/general admission and $8/Film Center members. www.siskelfilmcenter.org/ntl .

All screenings and events are at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 164 N. State St.

Tickets to each screening—unless stated otherwise—are $11/general admission, $7/students, $6/Film Center members, and $5/Art Institute of Chicago ( AIC ) staff and School of the Art Institute of Chicago ( SAIC ) faculty, staff, and students. All tickets may be purchased at the Film Center Box Office. Both general admission and Film Center member tickets are available through the Gene Siskel Film Center's website www.siskelfilmcenter.org/content/tickets or through the individual films' weblinks on www.siskelfilmcenter.org . There is a surcharge of $1.50 per ticket. The Film Center and its box office are open 5:00 to 8:30 pm, Monday through Thursday; 1:00 to 8:30 pm, Friday; 2:00 to 8:30 pm, Saturday; and 2:00 to 5:30 pm, Sunday.

National Theatre Live tickets to see Antony and Cleopatra ( January 27 ) are $14/general admission and $8/Film Center members.

A Gene Siskel Film Center membership is a year-round ticket to great movies for only $6 per screening! Memberships are $50 ( Individual ) and $80 ( Dual ). For more information, call 312-846-2600 or visitwww.siskelfilmcenter.org/content/membership .

Discounted parking is available for $19 for 24 hours at the InterPark SELF-PARK at 20 E. Randolph St. A rebate ticket can be obtained from the Film Center Box Office.

The Film Center is located near CTA trains and buses. Nearest CTA L stations are Lake ( Red line ); State/Lake ( Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple lines ); and Washington ( Blue line ). CTA bus lines serving State St.: 2, 6, 10, 29, 36, 62, 144, and 146.

For more information about the Film Center, call 312-846-2800 ( 24-hour movie hotline ) or 312-846-2600 ( general information, 9:00 am-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday ), or visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org .

—From a press release

About the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Since 1972, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has presented cutting edge cinema to an annual audience that has grown to 88,000. The Film Center's programming includes annual film festivals that celebrate diverse voices and international cultures, premieres of trailblazing work by today's independent filmmakers, restorations and revivals of essential films from cinema history, and insightful provocative discussions with filmmakers and media artists. Altogether, the Film Center hosts over 1,500 screenings and 200 filmmaker appearances every year. The Film Center was renamed the Gene Siskel Film Center in 2000 after the late, nationally celebrated film critic, Gene Siskel. Visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org to learn more and find out what's playing today.

About Panorama Latinx

Panorama Latinx is an initiative at the Gene Siskel Film Center supported by a three-year grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation. Panorama Latinx engages the local Latinx community through advocacy, community partnerships, and year-round programming. The Film Center is proud to be home for international screenings, including Spanish-Language films and the important work being made by Latinx filmmakers. www.siskelfilmcenter.org/panoramalatinx .

About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

For 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago ( SAIC ) has been a leader in educating the world's most influential artists, designers, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program ranked number two by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC's undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, and LeRoy Neiman. Learn more at saic.edu .


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

SHOWBIZ 'Idol' alum, PBS series, LGBT film, concert series, Bad Bunny 2020-05-18 - Openly gay American Idol alum David Hernandez has premiered his new song—"Sorry"—and the accompanying music video, a press release noted. "Sorry" is described ...


Gay News

'Matrix' co-creator cites Chicago LGBTQ organization in tweet 2020-05-18 - Matrix co-creator Lilly Wachowski cited Chicago LGBTQ organization Brave Space Alliance in a tweet, Variety noted. The transgender director was not happy ...


Gay News

FILM Eric Rosen, from About Face to the movie 'Netuser' 2020-05-13 - Eric Rosen is entering the world of movies with his short-film thriller, Netuser. However, theater fans in the Midwest, and especially Chicago, will ...


Gay News

Billy Masters 2020-05-13 - "Billy, you are a new find of mine. I'm now your biggest fan."—Paul Shaffer—yes, THAT Paul Shaffer—after showing up to surprise my guest, ...


Gay News

MOVIE REVIEW 'A Secret Love' shines for a new generation 2020-05-13 - Netflix's new documentary A Secret Love is the story of a relationship between two lesbians named Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel that began ...


Gay News

NUNN ON ONE DRAG Eureka O' Hara,'Here' and now 2020-05-12 - Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, David Huggard transformed into drag personality Eureka O'Hara and began performing in the local gay club called New ...


Gay News

MOVIES Young gay filmmaker debuts LGBT romantic drama 2020-05-12 - A gay Massachusetts-based filmmaker will release his new LGBT-themed feature film, which he produced for the unheard-of sum of $400, to YouTube in ...


Gay News

Gene Siskel Film Center to host virtual movie trivia 2020-05-12 - CHICAGO—As the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago continues to offer streamed programming through its Film ...


Gay News

NEIU adds footage to Japanese-American Redress Collection 2020-05-05 - Northeastern Illinois University's ( NEIU's ) Ronald Williams Library has added newly digitized video footage of the Commission on the Wartime Relocation and ...


Gay News

Dekkoo holding queer short-film contest 2020-05-05 - Streaming service Dekkoo is launching an LGBTQ short-film challenge in which creators could win a cut of $10,000 in prizes, a press release ...


 



Copyright © 2020 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.