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Red-Carpet Talk: Opening Night of 2018 REELING LGBTQ+ Film Fest with ‘Freelancer’s Anonymous’

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CHICAGO – It was an Opening Night celebration at the 36th REELING LGBTQ+ International Film Festival on September 20th, 2018. The opener was the screwball comedy “Freelancers Anonymous,” and walking the Red Carpet was director Sonia Sebastián, writer/lead actor Lisa Cordileone, producer Eugene Sun Park and cast members Natasha Negovanlis, Megan Cavanaugh and Cassandra Blair.

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Writer/Lead Actor Lisa Cordileone (left) and Actor Natasha Negovanlis of ‘Freelancers Anonymous’
Photo credit: Jerry Nunn

“Freelancers Anonymous” is a made-in-Chicago 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 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.

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Cast and Crew of ‘Freelancers Anonymous’ on REELING 2018 Opening Night
Photo credit: Jerry Nunn

In the Red-Carpet Talk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, The cast and production crew talk about the film in the following order… Lisa Cordileone and Natasha Negovanlis; actor Megan Cavanaugh (the last question references the film “A League of Their Own,’ in which she appeared); director Sonia Sebastián and actor Cassandra Blair; and producer Eugene Sun Park.


The 36th REELING International Film Festival runs through September 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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