CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
Red-Carpet Slideshow: ‘The Dilemma’ Stars Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Connelly
CHICAGO – The world premiere of the new Chicago-filmed dramedy “The Dilemma” was shown in Chicago on Thursday following a red carpet with stars Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Connelly, Channing Tatum, Amy Morton and Chelcie Ross.
Director Ron Howard, writer Allan Loeb, producer Brian Grazer and composer Hans Zimmer also walked the Chicago red carpet along with sports stars Kurt Warner of the St. Louis Rams and Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks. “The Dilemma” hits theaters on Jan. 14, 2011.
Other celebrity guests walking the red carpet included Jerry Azumah, Peter Billingsley, Dave Bolland, Nick Boynton, Caleb Hanie, Greg Olsen, Joel Quenneville, Tom Ricketts and Rocky Wirtz. “The Dilemma” also stars Queen Latifah, Grace Rex, January Stern, Debbi Burns, Rebecca Spence, Heidi Johanningmeier and Talulah Riley. The synopsis for “The Dilemma” is below.
Vince Vaughn and Kevin James headline an all-star comedy from director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer about a man who finds out that what you don’t say to a friend is just as important as what you do. Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah join them in “The Dilemma”: a story of how far you can bend a brotherly bond before it snaps.
Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny (Vaughn) and happily married Nick (James) have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. With Ronny’s girlfriend, Beth (Connelly), and Nick’s wife, Geneva (Ryder), by their sides, they’re unbeatable.
But Ronny’s world is turned upside down when he sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves his world into comic mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide how and when he will reveal the truth to his best friend.
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