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.
HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘Romantics Anonymous’ at Chicago French Film Festival
CHICAGO – In our special French film festival edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the Chicago showing of the film “Romantics Anonymous” at the opening night of the Music Box Theatre’s Chicago French Film Festival!
The film’s original title is “Les émotifs anonymes”. “Romantics Anonymous” from writer and director Jean-Pierre Améris stars Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré, Lorella Cravotta, Lise Lamétrie, Swann Arlaud, Pierre Niney and Stéphan Wojtowicz. Director Jean-Pierre Améris will be at this Music Box Theatre showing in person!
To win your free pass to the opening-night Chicago showing of “Romantics Anonymous” at the Chicago French Film Festival courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This showing is on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 7:45 p.m. at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and win can be found beneath the image below.
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Here is the plot description for “Romantics Anonymous” from the Tribeca Film Festival:
This delectable comedy tells the story of Angélique (Isabelle Carré): a gifted chocolate maker with a lifelong case of uncontrollable shyness. Jean-René (Benoît Poelvoorde) suffers from a similar case of terminal abashment and runs a fledgling chocolate company in desperate need of a new direction. When the two nervous Nellies meet, they are forced to fess up to their sweet affections for each other.
The movie trailer for “Romantics Anonymous” can be watched now below.
Information follows about the Chicago French Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre:
The Music Box Theatre announces the inaugural edition of the Chicago French Film Festival: a three-day celebration of the best in contemporary French cinema. The festival will showcase recent French box-office successes and hit films from the Cannes, Toronto and Tribeca film festivals.
The festival is pleased to welcome two special guests: Jean-Pierre Améris (director of the opening-night feature “Romantics Anonymous”) and Josiane Balasko (star of the closing-night feature “The Hedgehog”).
Other highlights include the festival centerpiece “Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life,” which is based on the life of singer/songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. Tickets are now available. Save $40 with the all-festival pass. More information can be found here.
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Like all Hookups here, this Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 50 admit-two tickets randomly via e-mail for our “Romantics Anonymous” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Winners are typically e-mailed our movie passes two days before the showing date. Good luck!
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