Reeling Film Festival Opening Night Gala

Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival rolls out the red carpet for the 31st edition of the world’s second oldest festival of its kind.

The opening night gala — the most anticipated night of the festival — will be on Thursday, November 7 at the Music Box Theatre, kicking off eight days of a stellar lineup of LGBT films.

The film screening will be G.B.F.

Reception: After the screening, join us at the Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway) for a reception to kick off Reeling31! Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres by Jordan’s Food of Distinction, Heineken beer and a line-up of hilarious LGBT stand-up comics!


Opening Night: $15 (screening only) or $40 (screening plus after-party at The Laugh Factory) (members $13/$38)


directed by Darren Stein starring Natasha Lyonne, Michael J. Willett, Megan Mullally in English

Beloved teen comedies Clueless and Mean Girls mix it up with elements of Camp and Glee when the most popular girls in high school duke it out to acquire fashion’s newest must-have accessory: a Gay Best Friend.

When the adorable Tanner (Michael J. Willett) unexpectedly becomes the school’s first openly gay student, nothing will stop these modern day Heathers from making him their new bestie. As the race is on to bag Tanner, he must choose between his skyrocketing popularity and the friends he is leaving behind – including the droll, endearing Brent (Paul Iacono) who is nursing his own secret crush on his former best friend.

Darren Stein (Jawbreaker) returns with another comic send-up of high school clique culture that has delighted festival audiences with its enthusiastic, vibrant young cast and hot, candy colored look.

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