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.
First Tuesdays with the Midwest Independent Film Festival - Comedic Shorts
Tuesday, June 2nd, at the Midwest Independent Film Festival
CHICAGO, IL - Get ready to laugh your face off! First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival continue with the 2009 Comedic Shorts Program, presented by Macprofessionals, screening on Tuesday, June 2nd at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark beginning at 6 p.m. This laughworthy lineup includes the latest and greatest from Chicago stalwarts Scott Smith and Steve Delahoyde as well as the highly anticipated world premiere of Martini Girls, directed by Nothing Like the Holidays executive producer Reid Brody. All filmmakers will be in attendance along with representative cast and crew for a post-screening discussion with the audience.
June 2nd will also be “Macprofessionals Night at The Midwest Independent Film Festival” and will feature an invaluable seminar from Macprofessionals’ Jon Rutherford.