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Welcome to Reel Q 37

Join us for the 37th installment of the Reel Q film festilval. Our annual event mixes both in-person and online programming for 2022, inviting viewers to mingle at special screenings across Pittsburgh and to enjoy the best in queer cinema from the comfort of home.

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In-Person Screenings

2022 Features

Chrissy Judy Poster

Chrissy Judy

Death and Bowling Poster

Death and Bowling

Esther Newton Made Me Gay

Esther Newton Made Me Gay

Framing Agnes

Framing Agnes

Happy Together

Happy Together

In From the Side

In From the Side

Jimmy in Saigon

Jimmy in Saigon

Long Live My Happy Head

Long Live My Happy Head

Mama Bears

Mama Bears

Manscaping

Manscaping

Moneyboys

Moneyboys

Unidentified Objects

Unidentified Objects

2022 Shorts Programs

His Shorts Still

His Shorts

Her Shorts Still

Her Shorts

Fluid Identities Still

Fluid Identities

Teen Dreams Still

Teen Dreams

Cinema Brasileiro Still

Cinema Brasileiro

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Black Excellence

The Best Seats in Your House

Now showing in your living room or home theater: Reel Q 37! In addition to four exciting in-person special screenings, this year’s festival brings features and shorts programs right to you. Learn how our online platform, Eventive, can deliver Reel Q’s 2022 festivities to your favorite screen, wherever you are.

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2022 Festival in the Press

Taking ‘Mama Bears’ on the Road and Seeing Love Win

International Documentary Association

October 5, 2022

Have you ever had an experience that was so powerful it knocked you out of your body? And even as the event was still unfolding, the objective, analytical part of your consciousness was standing off to the side practically shouting, “Is this really happening? Or am I dreaming?!!” 

12 fun-filled Pittsburgh events in October, from Donut Fest to The Scary Furnace

NEXTpittsburgh

September 29, 2022

A documentary about Christian mothers who choose their LGBTQ kids over the church. A world premiere about a female soccer star written and directed by Pitt graduate Sam McCoy. A fresh take on queer barbershop culture featuring Pittsburgher Devan Shimoyama. These are just some of the powerful stories that will light up the screen at the region’s only LGBTQ+ — and Pittsburgh’s longest-running — film festival.

1997 Wong Kar-wai film Happy Together, 2021 Taiwanese film Moneyboys at 2022 Reel Q Film Fest in October

Pennsylvasia

September 21, 2022

The schedule for the 2022 Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival was just announced, and it features the 2021 Taiwanese film Moneyboys (金錢男孩MONEYBOYS) and the 1997 Wong Kar-wai film Happy Together (春光乍洩) on October 8 and 15, respectively.

Feature film based on Pitt graduates’ viral short ‘Thanks to Her’ debuting at Reel Q film festival

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

October 5, 2022

It’s been more than two years since the locally shot short film “Thanks to Her,” which follows the burgeoning romance between two teenage girls, made its debut on YouTube. What started as then-University of Pittsburgh student Sam Orlowski’s senior capstone project has now amassed more than 1.6 million views and a legion of supporters craving more “Thanks to Her” content.

WTAE-TV reporter Sheldon Ingram guest stars on ‘Law & Order: SVU’

TRIB Live

September 22, 2022

Directed and produced by 2019 University of Pittsburgh film production/communications grad Sam McCoy, “Thanks to Her” originated as a short film and was expanded into a 91-minute feature film about two high school girls, one who instigates a fight and another who breaks it up. Ingram plays the school principal who negotiates a peace between them.

Reel Q Announces Line-up for 37th Season

QBurgh

September 21, 2022

Reel Q, Pittsburgh’s annual LGBTQ+ film festival, has released its line-up of provocative films and special events for season 37. Running October 6 through the 15th, the in-person and online festival is highlighting a local independent production and features the largest selection of international films in its history.

Reel Q 37 Artwork by Dante Massey Thanks, Dante

also, big thanks to Graham Berg for getting the trailer out of render purgatory

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