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French Films at the 41st Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival



Reeling Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival
Multiple Locations
Chicago, IL, 60657

Sept 21 - Oct 8, 2023


Explore this year’s selection of French films at the Reeling: The 41st Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival! The festival is combining in-person screenings at several locations around Chicago, as well as virtual screenings.

09/27/2023 | 7 p.m. | THE LOST BOYS (2023) | Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, Theater 4  

With his impending release from a juvenile detention center drawing closer, 17-year-old Joe is both looking forward to leaving and anxious about returning to society. Since a judge has granted him permission to live alone upon release, Joe is concentrating on preparing to rebuild his life. His plans are derailed, however, by the arrival of William, a teenage tattoo artist placed in the neighboring cell.  

09/28/2023 | 9:30 p.m. | FAIRYOCIOUS (2019) | Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, Theater 6 

Alma’s 8-year-old son wants to dress up like a fairy to go to school, and soon her close neighbors are debating on Simon’s choice for gender orientation. 

09/28/2023 | 9:30 p.m. | NOW, DAPHNE (2019) | Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, Theater 6 

Daphne, drives through deserted landscapes, a hotel on probation, a road restaurant from another time, and meets people who seem to know her without being able to give her a name. 

09/30/2023 | 7 p.m. | ALMOST FALL (2022) | Chicago Filmmakers  

Two women return to a small town where every step they take brings them closer to the event that changed their lives sixty years earlier. 

10/01/2023 | 1 p.m. | PERIPHERIE (2021) | Chicago Filmmakers 

Éva and Soraya are expecting a happy event and while driving on a Parisian ring road Éva opens up about what she is going through. 

Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival is the second longest-running film festival of its kind, and prides itself on showcasing the best LGBTQ+ films and videos each year. From award-winning international feature films to social documentaries to experimental shorts, Reeling has always presented a range of genres that demonstrate the rich diversity of work being produced.

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