Chicago International Film Festival 2017 Reviews: Tiger Girl, Mr. Gay Syria
By Andrea Thompson
Both of the Chicago International Film Festival films I watched are about people on the fringes of society. Some are privileged enough to be outcasts by choice, while others are forced into it by circumstance, and are desperately trying to cling to some semblance of stability to keep from sinking into an abyss. Both these films, in their way, are about how people navigate such a life. Some keep going because they love the rush of being on the outside. Others keep going because they hope against all that things will somehow get better.