OPENING NIGHT: In From the Side

Thursday, October 6th @ 7:00 pm
Row House Cinema
(4115 Butler Street)

Thanks to Her

Friday, October 7th @ 7:00 pm
Row House Cinema
(4115 Butler Street)

Unidentified Objects

Friday, October 7th @ 9:00 pm
Row House Cinema
(4115 Butler Street)

Teen Dreams (In-Person)

Saturday, October 8th @ 1:00 pm
Row House Cinema
(4115 Butler Street)
$10.00 Free

Mama Bears

Saturday, October 8th @ 3:00 pm
Row House Cinema
(4115 Butler Street)


Saturday, October 8th @ 6:00 pm
Row House Cinema
(4115 Butler Street)


Saturday, October 8th @ 8:00 pm
Row House Cinema
(4115 Butler Street)


Friday, October 14th @ 7:00 pm
Row House Cinema
(4115 Butler Street)


Friday, October 14th @ 9:00 pm
Row House Cinema
(4115 Butler Street)

CLOSING NIGHT: Framing Agnes

Saturday, October 15th @ 6:00 pm
TBD Online

$15.00 $5.00

Reel Stories: Happy Together

Wednesday, October 26th @ 7:00 pm
City of Asylum
(40 W North Avenue)

Kiss Me Kosher at Row House Cinema

Saturday, October 16th @ 7:00 pm
Row House Cinema
(4115 Butler Street)

Workhorse Queen at The Warhol

Friday, October 15th @ 7:00 pm
The Warhol
(117 Sandusky Street)

Boy Culture at True T Studios

Tuesday, October 12th @ 8:00 pm (Online from Saturday, October 9th)
True T Studios (4623 Liberty Avenue)

A Sexplanation Drive-In at COWC

Friday, October 8th @ 8:00 pm
(Due to Rain)

Papi Chulo

Thursday, October 3rd @ 7:30 pm
An Audience Award winner, Papi Chulo is about an unlikely friendship between a handsome gay TV weatherman (Matt Bomer) and a straight 50-year-old Mexican migrant (Alejandro Patiño). Despite the fact that neither can communicate well in the other’s language they make an entertaining, mismatched duo in a movie with a big heart.

The Shiny Shrimps

Friday, October 4th @ 7:00 pm
What can you do with an amateur water polo team more interested in other men than the competition at the Gay Games? Send in a buff, straight, homophobic coach (Nicolas Gob) to whip them into shape. By the end of this French box office hit, hearts and minds are changed, but perhaps not in the way you’d expect.


Friday, October 4th @ 9:30 pm
An awkward teenaged cis boy meets the woman of his dreams, who thinks he’s trans. The result is a coming-of-age comedy-of-errors.

Teen Dreams

Saturday, October 5th @ 1:00 pm
Jump out of the closet and into a world of flower princes, summer camp, quirky animation, and a special premiere screening of a documentary on the infamous Blue Moon Bar! This program is perfect for the young and young at heart and it’s Pay What Makes You Happy for everyone 21 and under!

From Zero to I Love You

Saturday, October 5th @ 3:00 pm
Pete (Darryl Stephens) has an unfortunate habit of beginning affairs with closeted married men. When sparks fly with handsome Scott Bailey things might be different. This time will it be boy-meets-boy, boy-loses-boy, boy-gets-boy after all?

Dykes, Camera, Action

Saturday, October 5th @ 5:30 pm
Dykes, Camera, Action is a crash-course in lesbian film, covering everything from the first tragic glimpses of lesbians on film, through groundbreaking experimental work, to the New Queer Cinema of the 1990s and beyond. While the film documents important moments in film and LGBTQIA+ history it also makes for good entertainment.

Good Kisser

Saturday, October 5th @ 7:00 pm
A lesbian couple wants to spice things up with a threesome, and shy Jenna agrees reluctantly. Soon she develops a sense that not everything she was told about the situation is true. Tensions build, jealousy unfurls, and secrets are revealed in this hot and engaging — and very entertaining — movie.


Saturday, October 5th @ 9:00 pm
Léo is a young, hot and gay sex worker surviving the mean streets of France where sex, drugs and pain predominate. Although Sauvage is the most sexually explicit film of the festival, the director’s nonjudgmental approach and the outstanding acting should keep audiences invested.

Global Gays

Sunday, October 6th @ 1:00 pm
Travel across the globe from the comfort of your seat as these films take you to Iran, Myanmar, India, and more to explore the stories of people just like you from around the world.

2019 Festival in the Press

Reel Q film festival brings queer cinema to Lawrenceville

Pitt News

October 7, 2019
By Matthew Monroy

The Row House Cinema was bustling Saturday with festival organizers, sporting “drag queen in training” pins on their shirts as they maneuvered lines stretching into the hallways beyond the small, 83-seat theater.

Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Society Presents Reel Q Films Tonight

WESA's The Confluence

October 3, 2019
By Kevin Gavin

(29:08-38:58) Now in its 34th year, the Reel Q International Film Festival is back with 10 days of feature films and shorts from filmmakers around the world.

Reel Q Brings Films That Sate Desires For Diverse LGTBQ Representation

Pittsburgh Current

October 1, 2019
By Meg Fair

The LGBTQ+ realm is a diverse community with endless stories to tell. But we live in a society that has a fear of deviating from telling the stories of those who have more power under the current systems in place–the stories of cisgender, heterosexual white people. Unfortunately these are so often the people who choose what films and directors get funding, what stories are worth uplifting and pushing.

Reel Q Celebrating its 34th Year of Highlighting LGBTQ+ Themed Films

North Hills Monthly

September 24, 2019
By Vanessa Orr

Reel Q, Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ+ film festival, will be celebrating its 34th year in October. The 10-day festival, which will take place from Oct. 3-12, features a mix of approximately 20 first-run LGBTQ+ themed films and 30-plus shorts ranging from comedies to dramas, avant-garde films, documentaries and more. We spoke to Reel Q Executive Director T.J. Murphy about why the festival is so important to Pittsburgh.

Dynamic Docs and More at Reel Q

Pittsburgh Magazine

October 4, 2019
By Sean Collier + Ollie Gratzinger

“Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street,” a documentary revisiting Patton after his return from obscurity, is one of the featured films at the 2019 edition of Reel Q, Pittsburgh’s long-running LGBTQ film festival. On Friday, Oct. 11, “Scream, Queen!” will be shown back-to-back with “Freddy’s Revenge,” allowing audiences to see the still-debated film for themselves.

Reel Q brings annual LGBTQ film festival to Row House Cinema

Pittsburgh City Paper

October 2, 2019
By Amanda Waltz

Coming in last isn’t usually seen as an advantage. But in the case of the Reel Q International Film Festival, opening after other LGBTQ film festivals around the country makes programming a lot easier.

ReelQ is Back! Here are some highlights.


September 30, 2019
By Rachel Lange

ReelQ is back for a 34th season of LGBTQIA+ films and events. The Festival has relocated to Row House, but you’ll still grab your tickets and passes on the Festival website. Here are some highlights of this year’s film festival.

Image credit: Newspapers by J E Smith on Flickr

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