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Dyke Delicious Series: The Rest I Make Up

  • Chicago Filmmakers 5720 N. Ridge Avenue Chicago, IL 60660 United States (map)

Social hour: 7PM, Screening: 8PM

Maria Irene Fornes is one of America's greatest playwrights and most influential teachers, but many know her only as the ex-lover of writer and social critic Susan Sontag. The visionary Cuban-American dramatist constructed astonishing worlds onstage, writing over 40 plays and winning nine Obie Awards. When she gradually stops writing due to dementia, an unexpected friendship with filmmaker Michelle Memran reignites her spontaneous creative spirit and triggers a decade-long collaboration that picks up where the pen left off. The Rest I Make Up screened at Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival in 2018 and won two awards: Best Documentary, Jury Award and the AARP Silver Image Award. 

Directed by Michelle Memran, 2018, USA, 79 min