Parties aren’t all that they seem for a photographer in After Party, a film that isn’t without commentary when it comes to the power dynamics. Lana (Laura Dreyfuss), a photographer, has a chance encounter with Hollis (Sean Kleier) under the worst of circumstances. She opens the door of her cab onto his bike. A comedy of errors ensues as it should. Meanwhile, she’s headed to the loft of her friend Charlie (Rachel Nichols) for a…"After Party: Power Dynamics At Play"
Focused on a lesbian woman coming home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Lez Bomb is the dysfunctional family comedy that we need right now. The holidays are generally not the best time to announce to your parents that you’re a member of the LGBTQ community. Regardless of which, there’s never a great time to come out and the experience can be terrifying. Even after coming out, the holidays still make for some added stress especially when…"Lez Bomb: The Dysfunctional Comedy We Need"
Chasing The Blues raises the stakes as two music collectors go on a search for a rare 1930s blues record that is said to be cursed. It’s 1987 and our story evolves around high school teacher Alan Thomas (Grant Rosenmeyer) and record shop owner Paul Bettis (Ronald L. Conner). The two of them try to con the widowed Mrs. Walker (Anna Maria Horsford) out of a rare 1930s blues record, “O Death Where is Thy…"Chasing the Blues: Jews Meet the Blues"
The Fabulous Allan Carr celebrates the life of the famed producer and helps cement his legacy once and for all. Allan Carr was described by those who knew him as being flamboyant. This was typically a code that he was a gay man but he never came out. While the film does discuss his sexuality and it being an open secret, it also celebrates his life. Credit to director Jeffrey Schwarz for tackling Carr’s sexuality…"The Fabulous Allan Carr celebrates famed producer"
Chasing The Blues is a fun but short-ass dramedy with a running time just under 80 minutes long. Scott Smith directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Kevin Guilfoile. The film stars Grant Rosenmeyer, Ronald L. Conner, Chelsea Tavares, Clem Cheung, with Steve Guttenberg, Anna Maria Horsford, and Jon Lovitz as Lincoln Groome. It’s 1987 and our story evolves around Alan Thomas (Rosenmeyer) and Paul Bettis (Conner). The two of them try to con the…"Chicago Film Festival: Chasing The Blues"