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Film News: Reeling2016, 34th Chicago LGBTQ+ Film Fest, Opens on Sep. 22, 2016 with ‘Hurricane Bianca’

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CHICAGO – The second oldest LGBTQ+ International Film Festival in America, Reeling2016, is about to launched its 34th edition in Chicago at the historic Music Box Theatre on Thursday, September 22th (details below). The Opening Night film will be “Hurricane Bianca,” featuring famed comedian Roy Haylock, and his outrageous alter ego Bianca Del Rio. Haylock/Del Rio will walk the Red Carpet with writer/director (and Chicago native) Matt Kugelman.

Richard (Haylock) is a teacher from New York City, who finally lands a job in small town Texas. He makes no attempt to hide his gay orientation, which forces the vice principal (Rachel Dratch) to fire him. But the story does not end there. To exact revenge, Richard returns as his alter ego Bianca Del Rio, and wreaks her brand of havoc on the small minded attitudes of tiny town America. The film features cameos from a host of queer icons – Alan Cumming, Margaret Cho, Bianca Leigh and RuPaul (Del Rio was the sixth season champion of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”).

Bianca
‘Hurricane Bianca’ Opens Reeling2016 on September 22nd at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago
Photo credit: Reeling2016

Reeling2016, the Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival is in its 34th year, and has an incredible line-up of films, events and parties from September 22nd-29th. Theater venues include the historic Music Box Theater, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema and Chicago Filmmakers.

“Reeling2016” presents its Opening Night film, “Hurricane Bianca,” on Thursday, September 22th (7:30pm) at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport in Chicago. Click here for details and to purchase tickets. The 34th edition of Chicago’s LBGTQ+ International Film Festival, runs from September 22nd-29th, 2016. For film, events, venues and ticket information click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2016 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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