When Freelancers Anonymous screens tonight, the Chicago-produced indie film will kick off the 36th Reeling Film Festival. Through my covering of other film festivals this year, I’ve been able to see quite a number of these films. Eve though I’ve been quite busy this month with coverage of TIFF, there are a number of films I plan to see again. That is if my sinuses will allow me to do so. Some of my personal…"Some 36th Reeling Film Festival Thoughts"
Filmed in black-and-white 16mm film, 1985 is an incredibly moving film from writer-director Yen Tan. After his boyfriend dies of AIDS, Adrian (Cory Michael Smith) leaves New York for his hometown in Texas during the holidays to visit with his family. He’s in the closet, which isn’t a surprise given the 1980s setting. At the time when the AIDS crisis was growing, anyone would be scared to come out to their family! By visiting with…"Frameline 2018: 1985"