Reeling, the second longest-running LGBT film festival in the world and a Chicago staple for more than 30 years, returns to the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., for its opening-night presentation Thursday, Nov. 7, and then moves on to its main venue, The Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. ), Nov. 8-14.
The fest's home baseChicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark St.will also host screenings.
Reeling launches its eight-day festival with the opening-night gala presentation of G.B.F., by Darren Stein ( Jawbreaker ). The movie features performances by Megan Mullally, SNL's Horatio Sanz, Jonathan Silverman, Rebecca Gayheart, Harry Potter's Evanna Lynch and Natasha Lyonne.
A closing-night reception will be held at the Stan Mansion, 2408 N. Kedzie Ave. The movies being shown Nov. 14 are Ludwig II, Reaching for the Moon and Ian Harvie Superhero.
Other highlights include Black Box, writer-director Stephen Cone's follow-up to The Wise Kids; Anna Margarita Albelo's black comedy Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf?; Interior.Leather.Bar, a collaboration between James Franco and Travis Mathews that ruminates on the missing footage from director William Friedkin's Cruising; and The Abominable Crime, which looks at the violence that gays and lesbians experience in Jamaica.
Complete information is at www.reelingfilmfestival.org .