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Friday, September 26, 2014

Reeling LGBT Film Festival: Best of the Fest



Reeling32: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival ended last night after presenting many fabulous films. I hope everyone enjoyed reading my reviews - and for my final festival post, here are my own Best of the Fest awards:

Best Film: Boy Meets Girl directed by Eric Schaeffer
Runner-up: The Foxy Merkins directed by Madeleine Olnek
Honorable Mention: Blackbird directed by Patrik-Ian Polk and Eat With Me directed by David Au

Best Actor: Julian Walker, Blackbird
Runner-up: Pier-Gabriel Lajoie, Gerontophilia
Honorable Mention: Xavier Dolan, Tom at the Farm (Tom à la ferme)

Best Actress: Michelle Hendley, Boy Meets Girl
Runner-up: Sharon Omi, Eat With Me
Honorable Mention: Desiree Akhavan, Appropriate Behavior, Nadya Ginsburg, If We Took a Holiday, and Lisa Haas, The Foxy Merkins

Best Supporting Actor: Michael Welch, Boy Meets Girl
Runner-up: Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Tom at the Farm (Tom à la ferme)
Honorable Mention: Kevin Allesee, Blackbird, and Walter Borden, Gerontophilia

Best Supporting Actress: Alexandra Turshen, Boy Meets Girl
Runner-up: Nicole Sullivan, Eat With Me
Honorable Mention: Mo'Nique, Blackbird

Best Couple: Michelle Hendley and Michael Welch, Boy Meets Girl
Runners-up: Lisa Haas and Jackie Monahan, The Foxy Merkins
Honorable Mention: Tara Karsian and Andrea Grano, BFFs

Best Cameo: Shirley Jones and Sally Struthers, Waiting in the Wings: The Musical
Runner-up: George Takei, Eat With Me
Honorable Mention: Pat Carroll, BFFs

Hottest Hunk: Blake Peyrot, Waiting in the Wings: The Musical
Runner-up: Burt Grinstead, Eat With Me
Honorable Mention: Adam Huss, Waiting in the Wings: The Musical, and Jack Turner and Michael Adam Hamilton, The 10 Year Plan

I hope you will check out some of these groovy movies whenever they come to a theater near you or are released on DVD. For further information on Chicago Filmmakers, the media arts organization that produces Reeling, go to www.chicagofilmmakers.org.

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