2020 Festival in the Press

Opening the Door for the Celluloid Closet in Pittsburgh

QBurgh

October 13, 2020
By Michael Buzzelli

The 35th Annual Reel Q Festival began on October 8 and runs through October 17. The event is mostly online this year (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) but will feature a socially distanced drive-in screening of Hellbent at the Central Outreach Wellness Center.

Reel Q LGBT Film Festival goes virtual for its 35th year

Pittsburgh City Paper

October 6, 2020
By Hannah Lynn

Instead of gathering in movie theaters this year, the 35th annual Reel Q festival is going virtual with a slate of 21 documentaries, dramas, romantic comedies, and short films.

Ep 47 - Learn More About Reel Q, Pittsburgh's LGBTQ+ Film Festival

The Slaw

September 29, 2020
By Stephanie Brea

Pittsburgh’s Reel Q film festival celebrates 35 years this October. In this episode, executive director TJ Murphy highlights some of the organization’s history.

30 Under 30 2020: TJ Murphy

Pittsburgh Business Times

August 27, 2020
By Jennifer Beahm

TJ Murphy leads Reel Q, which will present its 35th annual film festival this year on Oct. 8-17 virtually for the first time as a result of the pandemic. The event features films, panel discussions with visiting directors and actors, and a short film program for teenagers.

Reel Q film festival includes movie with Hill District backdrop

Trib Live

October 8, 2020
By Shirley McMarlin

This year, the Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival will feature 21 programs screening over 10 nights on virtual platforms, including a movie filmed almost entirely in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.

Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ film festival celebrates 35th anniversary

Pitt News

October 6, 2020
By Beatrice McDermott

This October, cozy up with a thought-provoking romantic drama set in the Pittsburgh Hill District and a heartfelt rom-com about a gay Muslim man to celebrate the legacy of LGBTQ+ cinema with the ReelQ Film Festival.

12 Pittsburgh Events Not to Miss in October

Next Pittsburgh

September 28, 2020
By Jennifer Barron

Pittsburgh’s longest-running film festival will light up devices and televisions with 21 programs over 10 nights. Reel Q kicks off with “Monsoon” starring Henry Golding as a British Vietnamese man returning to his birth country.

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Press Releases

Reel Q Celebrates 35 Years…Virtually

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: TJ Murphy, Director of Programming films@reelq.org Online Festival Culminates with Drive-In Slasher FeaturePITTSBURGH, PA (September 23, 2020) — Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival can’t be stopped by a pandemic! From October 8 th...

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Reel Q 2019 signals big move, terrific lineup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: TJ Murphy, Director of Programming films@reelq.org Reel Q 2019 signals big move, terrific lineup Reel Q’s 34th annual LGBTQ+ Film Festival is back with a bang in a hip new location at Row House Cinema in...

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Reel Q 33 – Still Here, Reel Queer

Dazzling lineup for Reel Q ’18 Reel Q’s annual queer film festival is back this fall at the Harris Theater downtown, Oct. 11-14, with a provocative line-up of feature-length films you can’t see anywhere else! Our line-up includes Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan in “Ideal...

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Reel Q & JFILM Present: Out In The Dark

Contact: James A. Richards; marketing@reelq.org;  jim@james-richards.com Kevin Lovelace;  executivedirector@reelq.org March 14, 2017 Reel Q Screens Gay Political Thriller at Alphabet City Reel Q ramps up the heat on April 4th, 2017 with Out in the Dark, a sexy,...

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Reel Q Presents: “Reel Stories”

Reel Stories is an international film series created by Reel Q Film Festival as a way of introducing new audiences to LGBTQ+ films and stories from around the world.

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Reel Q Delves Into Trans Life

Reel Q is unveiling the world of trans people with an acclaimed full-length documentary (“Real Boy”) and an evening of fascinating short films.

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Reel Q’s Amazing Short Films

As in previous years, Reel Q is presenting a terrific selection of short films on three consecutive nights exploring the wide and diverse LGBT community.

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High Wattage Stars in ReelQ 2016

In what may well be the most star-studded Reel Q ever, over a dozen stars embracing the worlds of film, television and Broadway appear in movies being screened at the 2016 festival.

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