The right to say goodbye | Bleader

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The right to say goodbye

Posted By on 08.04.09 at 10:46 AM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe


Sharon Gless (Cagney and Lacey, Queer as Folk) stars as a woman fighting family intolerance for the right to visit her dying partner (Maureen Gallagher) in Wendy Jo Carlton's locally shot Hannah Free, which has its first Chicago screening tonight in the monthly Midwest Independent Film Festival. The two women's lives together and apart play out in flashback, with their younger selves portrayed by Kelli Strickland and Ann Hagemann respectively.

Claudia Allen adapted the script from her own play, which premiered at Bailiwick Repertory at the Theatre Building in 1992. Windy City Times publisher Tracy Baim produced. (I was assistant director). Hannah Free debuted in June as the closing night film of the Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.

Cocktail reception at 6 PM. Carlton, Allen, Baim and editor Sharon Zurek speak on a producer's panel about women filmmakers at 6:30 PM, moderated by new Women in Film Chicago president Melissa Thornley. Screening starts at 7:30. At Landmark's Century Centre, 2828 N. Clark. $10; $15 for premiere seating. After party at Forno Diablo, 433 W. Diversey.

Update: Tonight's screening is sold out.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Ed M. Koziarski

  • Dead Snow

    Nazi zombies terrorize snowmobiling Norse medical students in "Dead Snow," screening Tuesday 8/30 as the final installment in the Logan Square International Film Series's August "Summer Camp" program.
    • Aug 29, 2011
  • Salonathon


    The Chicago Underground Film Festival curates a program of "fantastical, funny, friendly, freakish films" from this year's lineup Monday 8/8 at Beauty Bar.
    • Aug 4, 2011
  • 48-Hour Film Project

    Join a team, make a movie in a weekend, watch it at the Logan, and vie for a chance to screen at Cannes, in the 48-Hour Film Project this weekend.
    • Jul 25, 2011
  • More »

Agenda Teaser

Galleries & Museums
Being: Welcome to Humanity Co-Prosperity Sphere
September 26
Galleries & Museums
September 26

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories