Chicago, IL - Pride Films and Plays' final monthly festival of LGBTQ independent short films in 2018 will be on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The nine films from six countries will explore the highs and lows of LGBT life around the world.
The screening will be held in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago, beginning at 7:30 pm.
Director Clair Zhou
Netherlands 20:00 Min
Tarik, a 32 year old Moroccan man, spends his time alone in a holiday cottage. Shortly after his arrival, the waterworks seem to be broken, and Jonas, the owner of the cottage, comes over to repair it. From that moment on, Tarik is confronted with feelings he has been suppressing his entire life.
ROMEO AND JULIO
Director Lesley Elizondo, USA, 9:21 min.
Sprung from an ancient grudge, a pair of star-crossed lovers fall for each other, only to be torn apart all too quickly.
Director Rebecca Palmer
UK, 3:42 Min
A young gay man struggles with what family means at Christmas time.
TURN IT AROUND
Director Ingeborg Puller
Netherlands, 9:23 min.
At a house party fifteen-year-old Bram is surrounded by friends and draws the attention of many pretty girls. But he has no interest in them. When a game of spin the bottle starts, he decides to twist the fate of the evening, and maybe his whole life.
A FRIEND OF DOROTHY
Director Joachim S. Hammond
Sweden 4:42 Min
Gabrielle comes home and finds her two dads in distress and wanting to have a serious talk.
Director George Velez Junior
UK 12:00 Min
A young man has to come to terms with the fact that he has 6 months left to live.
THE JEALOUS SEA
Director Reed Waterer
USA, 12:59 min.
When Carlos discovers pictures his photographer boyfriend took of a nude male model, he becomes engulfed in jealousy.
Director Molly Beresford
U.K., 7 min.
Alexia and Kat are trying to start a family together. After Alexia's miscarriage, their relationship is on the brink, until they come across an abandoned baby in the woods.
Director Damian Overton
Australia, 14:40 min.
Two closeted actors on their way to their first high profile awards ceremony fight both expectation and each other, as intimacy and insecurity collide in the back seat of a car.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 75 minutes, 7:30 pm.
Reserved VIP seats $15.00, General Admission $10.00
Tickets available at www.pridefilmsandplays.com or by phone at 773 857 0222or 866 811 4111.
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 .