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Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Straight Up (2020)

Saturday, October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Members & guests–free; movie available on Amazon Prime for free with subscription or $3.99; free on Netflix; Vudu for $2.99; or Google Play for $3.99

Every Saturday afternoon, join fellow film aficionados of the Village for an in-depth discussion of films new and old, led by Village member Mel Washburn. Watch the selected film any time–or enjoy the discussion and be persuaded to view it after!

This week’s film is Straight Up (2020)

Todd is a hyper-articulate gay twentysomething whose fear of dying alone leads him to a baffling conclusion: he might not be gay after all. When he meets Rory, a whip-smart actress, the two forge a relationship that’s all talk and no sex. Writer-director-star James Sweeney delivers a razor sharp rom-com exploring just how elastic our definitions of love and sexuality can get.

“Straight Up” is an assured and refreshing first feature. With the rhythms and conventions of a traditional romantic comedy, it is refreshingly unconventional in form and content, boasting a sharp script and a gift for cinematic storytelling.

 

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Details

Date:
Saturday, October 22
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Chicago, IL United States
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