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: VIP Prize Pack, 15 Passes to George Clooney’s ‘Up in the Air’
CHICAGO – In our latest edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have a VIP prize pack for one lucky winner along with 15 run-of-engagement runners-up movie passes for the new film “Up in the Air”! The film stars George Clooney from the director of the Oscar-winning film “Juno”. The prize pack includes a run-of-engagement movie pass for two along with an “Up in the Air” CD and two “Up in the Air” hats.
Along with George Clooney, “Up in the Air” stars Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Amy Morton, Melanie Lynskey, J.K. Simmons, Sam Elliott, Danny McBride, Chris Lowell, Steve Eastin and Zach Galifianakis from “Juno” and “Thank You for Smoking” director Jason Reitman.
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Here is the plot description for “Up in the Air”:
From Jason Reitman (the Oscar-nominated director of “Juno”) comes “Up in the Air”: the timely odyssey of Ryan Bingham (Oscar winner George Clooney). He’s a corporate downsizer and consummate modern business traveler who, after years of staying happily airborne, suddenly finds himself ready to make a real connection.
Ryan has long been contented with his unencumbered lifestyle lived out across America in airports, hotels and rental cars. He can carry all he needs in one wheel-away case. He’s a pampered, elite member of every travel loyalty program in existence. He’s close to attaining his lifetime goal of 10 million frequent-flier miles. Still, Ryan has nothing real to hold onto.
When he falls for a simpatico fellow traveler (Vera Farmiga), Ryan’s boss (Jason Bateman) – who is inspired by a young and upstart efficiency expert (Anna Kendrick) – threatens to permanently call him in from the road. Faced with the prospect (both terrifying and exhilarating) of being grounded, Ryan begins to contemplate what it might actually mean to have a home.
The movie trailer for “Up in the Air” can be viewed now below.
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This HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film is simple: one lucky HollywoodChicago.com reader will be randomly selected as the VIP prize pack winner of our “Up in the Air” Hookup and 15 more will win movie passes! The movie passes will be good in Chicago at the time of your choosing. The winners will be mailed the prize packs and movie passes at our expense. Good luck!