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Film News: REELING, Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Film Fest, Closes With ‘Saturday Church’ on Sep. 28, 2017

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CHICAGOREELING (Reeling17), Chicago’s LGBTQ+ International Film Festival in America, closes its 35th edition in Chicago at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema on Thursday, September 28th (details below). Closing Night will feature an unique film called “Sunday Church,” featuring Luka Kain, Margot Bingham and Regina Taylor and written/directed by Damon Cardasis – his debut film.

Closing Night Film ‘Sunday Church’ at Reeling2017 on September 28th
Photo credit: Reeling2017

This film is an intimate, lyrical melodrama that breaks into moments of powerful ballads that comment on the action, and are sung by the film’s lead characters… making this audacious film part drama, part cheeky comedy and part musical. After the recent death of his father, Ulysses’ (Luka Kain) mother Amara (Margot Bingham) is always at work, and she enlists conservative Aunt Rose (Regina Taylor) to keep an eye on Ulysses and his little brother. Meanwhile, Ulysses has begun experimenting with his sexuality and gender expression. He finds himself enthralled by a new group of colorful, streetwise friends who introduce him to the Ball community, and teach him survival skills that he will need. This thrilling, genre busting film has received raves on the film festival circuit and is a superlative coming-of-age story.

Reeling2017, the Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival is in its 35th year, and is the second oldest LGBTQ+ film fest in the U.S. There will be an after party at the Progress Bar, 3329 North Halsted in Chicago, immediately after the screening.

“Reeling2017” presents its Closing Night film, “Sunday Church,” on Thursday, September 28th (7pm) at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark Street, Chicago. After-party at the Progress Bar, 3328 North Halsted. Click here for details and to purchase tickets (film only also available).

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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