No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics will have online and in-person screening at the 2021 Reeling Film Festival. Gerber/Hart will be a community co-presenter of these screenings.
No Straight Lines by Director Vivian Kleiman details the extraordinary emergence of five scrappy pioneering queer comic book carroonist, Jen Camper, Howard Cruse, Mary Wings, Rupert Kinnard, and Alison Bechdel. as they go from being featured in gay newspapers and bookstores to eventual worldwide fame. The five artists tackled the humor in queer lives in a changing world and the everyday pursuits of love, sex and community. Their work is funny, smart and profound, providing a unique, uncensored window into LGBTQ lives from the 1970s onward, beginning at a time in which there was no other genuine queer storytelling in popular culture.
Tickets for in-person and streaming screenings are available online. The in-person screening will take place on Saturday, September 25, 5:15 pm at the Landmark Theatre. Link for additional information and ticket purchase
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival is the second longest-running film festival of its kind, and prides itself on showcasing the best LGBTQ+ films and videos each year.