Short Films, Webseries Set for Pride Films and Plays' QUEER BITS FILM FESTIVAL, 6/30
Pride Films and Plays announces eight short films and three episodes from Chicago-based webseries receiving their Chicago premieres during Queer Bits Film Festival at the Pub Theatre (3914 N Clark) on June 30th, 2014.
Pride Films and Plays' Queer Bits Film Festival will include a sexy comedy about two straight actors stripping down to rehearse a gay love scene, a touching and truthful story of a father and son trying to reconnect in the wake of a traumatic experience, a light-hearted documentary about a lesbian couple trying their hand at filmmaking, and a powerful and action-packed drama about two young men fighting for love in an institution waging war on homosexuality.
And the featured webseries could not be more diverse! Dudes finds three friends on the wrong side of their thirties searching for sex and love all over the city while Coffee Talk is about friends confronting hot-button issues over a cup of coffee. These are just some of the tantalizing offerings at Queer Bits Film Fest which will be at the Pub Theatre on June 30th at 7:30PM. The full program is listed below.
The screening commences at 7:30PM and will be followed by a brief talkback with some of the filmmakers. The Pub Theater bar will be open beginning at 6:30PM. Please come early and have a drink with us!
Warning: some of the short films and webseries episodes contain adult themes, language, and brief nudity. You are going to love them!
Tickets are $10. VIP Tickets are available for $15 and include prime table seating. Tickets can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1.800.838.3006.
Queer Bits Film Festival Program (in alphabetical order):
A Heart Felt
Director/Writer: Jingyang Cheng (USA, 13 minutes)
Featuring PFP Ensemble Member Tom Chiola
Following a heart transplant surgery and an encounter with the donor's family, an old man is forced to reevaluate his relationship with his long estranged son.
Angie & Jackie Final Cut
Directors: Angie West, Jackie Nunns and Andrew David (UK, 11 mintues)
This light-hearted documentary follows Angie and Jackie, a lesbian couple in their 50s who try their hand at making a film for the first time.
Another Woman's Scent
Directors: Angie West and Jackie Nunns; Writer: Sarah Reilly (UK, 2 minutes)
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, she remembers being drawn to another woman's scent. Erotic lesbian transitioning/coming out, a true story by Sarah Reilly, poet and artist.
The Best Man
Director: Michael J. Saul; Writer: Heath Daniels (US, 14 minutes)
As they prepare for their wedding, Scott and Johnny reflect on their long-term relationship; from a teenage first date after band practice to the meaning of monogamy.
Coffee Talk: Episode 5: Sugar Daddy
Director: Anthony Peeples; Writer: Cole Fowler (US, 4 minutes)
Riley supposes Blake's relationship to his sugar daddy is based on "mutual benefits". Is his college buddy a ho?
Coffee Talk: Episode 6: Gay Marriage
Director: Matthew Wrobel; Writer: George Smart (US, 5 minutes)
Equal rights under the law: Dennis asks Mark, if heloves him forever, but Mark is only interested in watching a college hockey game.