Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival is the second oldest film festival of its kind in the US, and prides itself on showcasing the best LGBT films and videos each and every 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. Not only has Reeling become one of the most important cultural events for Chicagoans, it also attracts LGBT people from throughout the Midwest who consider the festival to be the highlight of their cinematic year.
Reeling 2010 is presenting 54 programs over 10 days from November 4-13
Mother Earth (Tierra Madre), Also Showing “NU2”
Dylan Verrechia (Mexico/USA, 2009, 62 min.)
(Pedro Riutort, 2009, 24 min.)
Both films in Spanish, with English subtitles
Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema (Theater 6)
Sunday, November 7, 2010
All Aidee Gonzales wants is to buy a home for her kids and give them the opportunities she never had. An aging and struggling exotic dancer, Aidee works long hours to earn the money to make her dreams come true. Just as she has given up on making a relationship a part of that dream, she meets Rosalba, who also works at the strip club. Though she has never been with a woman before, Rosalba easily wins Aidee over.
As the two fall in love, Aidee supports Rosalba in her desire to have a child of her own. Since in vitro fertilization is expensive and illegal in Mexico, Rosalba sleeps with a man to impregnate herself. Aidee supports her through the pregnancy, and develops a close bond with Rosalba’s son after he is born. But when Rosalba unexpectedly abandons the boy with Aidee and runs away with her baby’s father, Aidee must find the strength to carry on and support her family.