JNP Photo 2013The 2015 “Keeping It Reel”Award Recipient:

Col. (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired)

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TransReelization: An Evening of Film at Kinowerks Studio will again take place at Kinowerks Studio, founded by the Wachowski Siblings, Creators of The Matrix Trilogy, in Ravenswood.

The 2nd annual TransReelization film fest, features a selection of films highlighting Transgender characters and stories. This evening of cocktails, celebrities and film supports the critical work of the Chicago House – TransLife Center, which continues to deliver the nation’s most comprehensive programming to Chicago’s transgender community.

All guests will enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and be able to bid on unique silent auction items. Guests will also have an exclusive opportunity to enjoy the 20,000-square foot movie production studio. Renowned for its “cleverly sustainable design elements and the best of green technology,” the studio is a museum of Wachowski artifacts, trophies and memorabilia from their films.

VIP Guests will meet and mingle with stars from Netflix’s new hit show, “Sense8,” receive a private tour of Kinowerks Studio led by movie writer, producer and director, Lana Wachowski, watch an exclusive behind the scenes film about the making of “Sense8,” with live commentary by Lana Wachowski, and receive a gift bag with “Sense8″ swag.

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Last year’s films included…

MAJOR!  *Trailer* | Director-Annalise Ophelian

I Am A Girl! | Director-Susan Koenen

I’m Yours | Director-Chase Joynt

Gender Games | Directors-Veronica Lopez and Meg Smaker

Sisterhood | Director-Mikajlo Rankovic

Black is Blue ***SNEAK PREVIEW*** | Director-Cheryl Dunye