Chicago premiere! Film Series : Stranger Than Fiction 2018

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2017, Cristina Herrera Borquez, Mexico, 92 min.

Show Times

  • Sun, Jan 21st 5:00pm
  • Thu, Jan 25th 7:45pm

“A wonderfully joyous tale, beautifully told…totally unmissable.” — Roger Walker-Dack, Queer Guru

“Long before the movie’s over you’ll be as much in love with its subjects as they obviously are with each other…offers a heartwarming affirmation that decency sometimes prevails.” — Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

After a Mexican Supreme Court judge rules gay marriage legal, long-time partners Victor and Fernando decide to marry in their hometown of Mexicali, Baja California, touching off a two-year bureaucratic panic among local civil authorities that is central to this bizarre, often comic, and ultimately heartwarming tale. From the governor to the mayor to the lowest clerks, all the machinery of government is mobilized against two men in love, who manage to maintain a healthy sense of humor even as their birth certificates are challenged, they are declared mentally unfit, and bureaucrats even fake a bomb scare to keep them out of city hall. Director Herrera Borquez covers the proceedings with a jaunty approach to storytelling and an eye to history in the making. In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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