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.

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Press Releases

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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Sex, Scandal & Murder @ Reel Q

James Franco and Christian Slater lead an impressive cast in a film that chronicles one of the biggest scandals in the adult entertainment industry.

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