Pride 2021 Press

Reel Q, Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Visit Pittsburgh

June 25, 2021
By Hannah Waltz

Movie buffs are likely familiar with Pittsburgh’s rich cinematic history, but queer and other marginalized community films often fly under the radar. At Reel Q, Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ+ film festival, we’re trying to change that. Allow us to introduce ourselves, our community, and our favorite films to celebrate Pride.

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.

Image credit: Newspapers by J E Smith on Flickr

Press Releases

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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