Join us for a fun social hour before we watch FAREWELL, MY QUEEN, Benoît Jacquot’s tense, absorbing, pleasurably original look at three days in the life and lies of a doomed monarch, Marie Antoinette (played by the well-cast Diane Kruger). Sidonie Laborde (Léa Seydoux, fittingly recessive), serves as the queen’s reader. Smitten as well as bitten, Sidonie adores the queen and luxuriates in her good graces. She also reads plays, novels, and even fashion magazines to the queen as Marie Antoinette lazes in her bed at Versailles, pretty as a Fragonard picture while France violently seethes. -Manohla Dargis (The New York Times). (2012, 100 min., digital)
Presented by Chicago Filmmakers and Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival; Co-Sponsored by Black Cat Productions. Dyke Delicious series is curated by Sharon Zurek.