2020 Festival in the Press
Opening the Door for the Celluloid Closet in Pittsburgh
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
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
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
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
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.
Reel Q Revisiting Pioneering Films “Beautiful Thing” & “The Watermelon Woman”
James Franco and Christian Slater lead an impressive cast in a film that chronicles one of the biggest scandals in the adult entertainment industry.
The City of Lights provides both inspiration and the setting for two Reel Q films, “Summertime” and “Paris 05:59 Theo & Hugo.”