WUD Film Presents: The 2nd Annual Reel Love Film Festival
The Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Commitee's second annual Reel Love Film Festival begins Thursday Nov. 1, with 11 programs through Sunday November 4 at the Marquee Theater in Union South. WUD Film hosts Madison's only LGBT film festival, for the city's thriving LGBT community, students, community members, and the general public. There will be a wonderful array of films from ground-breaking documentaries to foreign features, and the Marquee Theater's first ever sing-a-long. We want to celebrate the LGBT community and also educate people on current issues - from racial differences to the spectrum of gender. WUD Film is out to prove that "reel love has no gender.”
Reel Love is curated by students on the WUD Film Committee, led by director Rayna Christman and advisor, Tom Yoshikami. The screenings are sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate. Doors open 30 minutes before the film begins. Films are free and open to the public. Audiences are seated on a first come, first served bases (no saving seats).
For more information, contact Bess Donoghue at firstname.lastname@example.org, the WUD Film office at 608.262.1143.
At-a-Glance Screening Schedule
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:00 p.m. Kiss Me
(2011, Sweden, 105 min., Rating, Digital Projection) Dir.: Alexandra-Therese Keining Cast: Ruth Vega Fernandez, Liv Mjönes, Lena Endre
Mia and Frida, both in their thirties, meet each other for the first time at their parents' engagement party. As Mia and Frida get to know one another, strong emotions begin to stir between them. Click here to watch the trailer!
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 9:30 p.m. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
(2011, USA/Germany/UK/Netherlands/Belgium/ France, 65min., NR, HD Digital Projection) Dir.: Marie Losier Cast: Genesis P-Orridge, Lady Jaye Bryer P'Orridge, Big Boy Breyer P'Orridge
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jayedocuments a truly new brand of Romantic consciousness, one in defiance of the daily dehumanization of the body by the pervasive presence of advertising and pornography, conveying beauty, dignity and devotion from a perspective never before seen on film. Click here to watch the trailer!
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:00 p.m. Mosquita y Mari
(2012, USA, 85 min., NR, Digital Projection) Dir.: Aurora Guerrero Cast: Fenessa Pineda, Venecia Troncoso, Joaquin Garrido
Mosquita y Mari is a coming of age story that focuses on a tender friendship between two young Chicanas. Click here to watch the trailer!
Friday, November 2, 2012, 9:30 p.m. Jobriath A.D.
(2012, USA, 102 min., NR, Digital Projection) Dir.: Kieran Turner Cast: Jerry Brandt, Jayne County, and Dennis Christopher
This documentary reflects on a rock star's struggle to be accepted as a rock star and as a gay man. Click here to watch the trailer!
Friday, November 2, 2012, 11:59 p.m. Rent *Sing-A-Long*
(2005, USA, 135 min., PG-13, HD Digital Projection) Dir.: Chris Columbus Cast: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, and Rosario Dawson
This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America. But this is a special sing-a-long screening of the film! People are encouraged to sing and dance along with this very important musical. Click here to watch the trailer!
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 4:30 p.m. Trans
(2012, USA, 93 min., NR, Digital Projection) Dir.: Mark Chapman Saturday, November 3, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Transis a documentary feature about men and women, and all the variations in between. The film provides an up-close and very personal vision into the lives, loves, and challenges of a remarkable cast of characters of all ages and from all walks of life. Click here to watch the trailer!
How to Survive a Plague
(2012, USA, 120 min., NR, HD Digital Projection) Dir.: David France Cast: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long
How to Survive a Plagueis the story of two coalitions, ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Click here to watch the trailer!
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 9:30 p.m. Gayby
(2012, USA, 89 min., R, Digital Projection) Dir.: Jonathan Lisecki Cast: Jenn Harris, Matthew Wilkas, Mike Doyle
Jenn, a straight woman, and Matt, a gay man, are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. They decide to fulfill a promise to have a child together... the old fashioned way. Click here to watch the trailer!
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 11:59 p.m. But I'm a Cheerleader
(1999, USA, 85 min., R, Digital Projection) Dir.: Jamie Babbit Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams
Megan is an all-American girl, but when her parents and friends conclude that she must be gay she is sent off to "sexual redirection" school, full of admittedly homosexual misfits, where she can learn to how to be straight. Click here to watch the trailer!
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 1:00 p.m. Queer Shorts at Reel Love,
Guest curated by Indie Boots Film Festival
This 90 minute program brings a diverse group of LGBTQ short films to Madison, WI. From award-winning festival favorites to new experiments in queer cinema, this program has something for everyone, with comedies, dramas, animation, documentaries, foreign films, music films, funded projects, micro-budget, and even a film featuring UW alumni. A Q&A will take place immediately following the screening.
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 3:30 p.m. Facing Mirrors
(2011, Iran, 102 min., Rating, Digital Projection) Dir.: Negar Azarbayjani Cast: Homayoun Ershadi, Shayesteh Irani, Nima Shahrokh Shahi
Rana has chosen a path in order to support her family, while Adineh has fled his home and city to escape his complicated situation as a transsexual man prevented from living as his true self by his family. They find themselves on the same journey and caused to know each other in a better way. Click here to watch the trailer!