The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 164 N. State St., is showing several LGBTQ+ films of interest in December. They include:
Fleabag ( Dec. 12, 15, 22 ): Starring Emmy winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge, this award-winning one-woman show that inspired the hit TV series looks at an oversexed, emotionally unfiltered, and self-obsessed woman living her sort of life.
Judy Garland classics: They include The Wizard of Oz ( Dec. 14, 17 ) and The Pirate ( Dec. 14, 19 ).
Present Laughter ( Dec. 21, 29 ): Starring out actor Andrew Scott ( Fleabag; Sherlock ), a popular actor's life spirals out of control as his many and various relationships compete for his attention in this reworking of Noel Coward's provocative comedy.
Temblores ( Dec. 27-Jan. 2 ): The Guatemalan drama centers on the revelation that the patriarch of a conservative family has a secret male lover.
Pedro Almodovar features ( Dec. 27-Jan. 2 ): In Pain & Glory, an aging director ( Antonio Banderas ) looks back on his life, career, and doomed romances on the eve of a retrospective of his films in Almodovar's semi-autobiographical opus. In the classic Law of Desire ( which also co-stars Banderas ), one of the bedmates of a successful director of gay porn will go to any length to possess him, including murder.
See SiskelFilmCenter.org .