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

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.

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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.

Image credit: Newspapers by J E Smith on Flickr

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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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