Pride Films and Plays' monthly festival of LGBTQ independent short films will return for its second season on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Ten films chosen from over 120 entries will be screened. In honor of the screening date on Election Day, this inspiring 71-minute program will explore LGBTQ citizen activism. Through dance, food, humor, protest, and the medium of film itself, taking back power happens in large and small ways in this night's theme, "Queer Survival: Art & Activism Will Set Us Free."'
The screening will be held in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago, beginning at 7:30 pm.
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THE DAILY AESTHETICS OF ALEXANDER MARTIN
Director Allison Walsh, USA, 6:49 min.
A short documentary about Alexander Martin, a queer artist and drag queen living in Peoria, IL.
Director Daniel Montoya, USA, 8:10 min.
A look into the life of a transgender rights activist, Ethan, as he fights for equality in conservative Texas.
Directors Jan Pieter Tuinstra & Keren Levi, Netherlands, 13:30 min.
A Vogue dancer performs at a Voodoo Carnival Ball, an important dance contest where he will have to prove himself to be accepted by the local ballroom community. He remembers growing up on Sint Maarten, a small island in the Caribbean and all the changes he has been through since.
Directors Irvin Castro & Nico Fernandez, Argentina, 4 min.
Music, love, dance. Who has not felt the need to go out with their friends one night?
Director Gary Paramanathan, Australia, 7 min.
Ali, a new migrant to Sydney from Karachi, challenges gender and cultural norm by cooking delicious South Asian food and serving it with his partner at catering events, dressed in glittering saris.
Director Katharina Woll, Germany, 1 min.
Homophobia is not funny, everything else is!
LIMA IS BURNING
Director Giovana GarcÃƒï¿½a Soto, Peru, 7:31 min.
A documentary short about Gia ( Jxna ), a transfeminist transvestite who brings together her peers, people of non-binary gender, recognizing each other and calling for self-care and self-defense. Through the pleasure of their bodies, they take over the nights, as a means of struggle and resistance to the violent and conservative society to which they are exposed.
FAGGOTGIRL IN WINTER
Director Krissy Mahan, USA, 4:43 min.
"Faggotgirl In Winter" is the story of two friends thwarted in their travels around NYC because of inaccessible public transport and icy sidewalks.
Director Welby Ings, New Zealand, 15 min.
Sparrow is the lyrical story of a small boy who believes he can fly. However, his life is overshadowed by the legend of his grandfather who died a hero in World War Two.
Director Daria Garina, USA, 4:33 min.
"Illegible" embodies the struggle to be seen and recognized as human.
Reserved VIP seats $15.00, General Admission $10.00
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The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago
ABOUT PRIDE FILMS AND PLAYS
Pride Films and Plays changes lives through the generation of diverse new work ( or work that is new to Chicago ) with LGBTQ+ characters or themes that is essential viewing for all audiences. We accomplish this mission through fully-staged productions, writing contests and staged readings, film screenings, and special events. We foster long term relationships with artists to create programming that is as diverse, unique, and complex as the community we represent. In 2015, Huffington Post called PFP "A powerful and empowering entity." The company acquired its two performance spaces at 4139 and 4147 N. Broadway in July 2016, renaming the spaces the Pride Arts Center.
Pride Films and Plays is supported by The MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard Driehaus Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council, City of Chicago's City Arts Fund, the Elliott Fredland Charitable Trust, Proud to Run, the AmazonSmile Foundation, Arts and Business Foundation, Tap Root Foundation and Alphawood Foundation.
PFP is a member of the Smart Growth Program of the Chicago Community Trust. Pride Films and Plays is a member of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois and The League of Chicago Theatres.
For more information, visit www.pridefilmsandplays.com or call Tickets available at www.pridefilmsandplays.com or by phone at 773 857 0222 or 866 811 4111.
ABOUT PRIDE ARTS CENTER
Pride Arts Center ( PAC ), operated by Pride Films and Plays, opened in 2016 and consists of two performance spaces: The Buena at 4147 N. Broadway which has 50 seats and The Broadway at 4139 N. Broadway which has 85 seats. PAC has become an important part of the arts environment in the Buena Park neighborhood and beyond by hosting events including After Orlando, Bechdel Fest, SheFest and the 525,600 Minutes Cabaret. Additional tenants in 2017 include Walkabout Theater, New American Folk Theater, Cor Productions, Underscore Music Theater, 20% Productions, About Face Youth Theater, Another Door Productions, and of course Pride Films and Plays.
For more information about space at Pride Arts Center, visit www.prideartscenter.com, or www.pridefilmsandplays.com .