Film News: 'Freelancers Anonymous' Opens 36th REELING LGBTQ+ Film Fest on Sep. 20, 2018

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CHICAGO – One great source of pride in the Chicago cinema community is REELING, the second oldest LGBTQ+ International Film Festival in North America, and their 36th edition is launching on Thursday, September 20th, 2018, at the Davis Theater in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. The Opening Night Film is “Freelancers Anonymous.” For details and tickets, click here.

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’Freelancers Anonymous’ Opens the 36th REELING LGBTQ+ International Film Festival
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“Freelancers Anonymous” is a Chicago-based screwball comedy about the workplace. Billie (Lisa Cordileone) is stuck in a dead-end job with a boss from hell (Alexandra Billings). She quits after a meltdown, and suddenly realizes that money for from her lavish wedding to Gayle (Natasha Negovanlis) will be scarce. Instead of telling her fiancé, she decides to fill her coffers by inventing an app specifically for freelancers. The wedding and app launch party coincide, so can Billie keep it all “straight”? The Opening Night has a Red Carpet and the option for the after party (at the Davis Theater’s Carbon Arc restaurant), and scheduled to appear are Lisa Cordileone, director Sonia Sebastián, and cast members Megan Cavanaugh and Natasha Negovanlis.

The 36th REELING Film Festival – facilitated by Chicago Filmmakers, who just moved into their new Edgewater neighborhood headquarters – has an incredible line-up of films, events and parties from September 20th-30th. Theater venues include the historic Davis Theater, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema and Chicago Filmmakers.

The 36th REELING International Film Festival presents its Opening Night film, “Freelancers Anonymous,” on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 (7pm), at the Davis Theater, 4614 North Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. The Festival runs from September 20th-30th, 2018. For film, events, venues and ticket information click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2018 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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