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 Home,” a comedy about a bickering couple who must cope with a precocious — and stubborn — 10-year-old grandson

General admission tickets (including all three parties), are $10. Student tickets are $7.

Other full-length films consist of: a lesbian relationship with their baby daddy (“Anchor and Hope”); the repercussions of an affair between two soccer players (“Mario”); award-winning documentaries that showcase transgender American troops (“TransMilitary”) and a dance competition of gay men of color (“When the Beat Drops”); a compassionate look at closeted gay man with AIDS (“1985”); a disastrous Thanksgiving comedy served by an outstanding cast of character actors, like Cloris Leachman and Bruce Dern (“Lez Bomb”); and a biopic of iconic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe who captured New York City’s underground leather scene, which stars Matt Smith (“The Crown,” “Dr. Who”). Plus this year Reel Q features its best line-up of queer shorts programs ever!

We will also be offering three shorts programs: “Trans-tastic”, a collection of short films that includes a fictional take on Marsha P. Johnson, the struggles of school bathrooms, and several imaginative animations from across the globe. “Face Your Queers”, taking risks, finding love, and becoming your true self are the themes of these shorts, featuring Pittsburgh’s own Bambi Deerest. “Fun in Your Shorts, Shorts”, is a collective of hilarious films to tickle your funny-bone.

That’s just part of Reel Q’s 2018 LGBT film festival, which runs Oct. 11-14 at the Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Avenue, in the vibrant Pittsburgh Cultural District. There’s also a kick-off party after the opening night movie on Oct. 11; a Girls Night Out party Oct. 12 at THERE UltraLounge, hosted by iCandy (931 Liberty Avenue, second floor) at 8p.m.; and a closing night party Oct. 14 at Images (956 Liberty Avenue) after the film. Each party with offer light bites, fantastic drink specials, and a few surprises.

Reel Q’s full schedule of films and events and ticket prices are available online at the official Reel Q web site (www.reelq.org)

Contact: T.J. Murphy, Director of Programming – films@reelq.org


About the Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Society (aka Reel Q)

The Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Society’s primary goal is to organize and manage year-round cinema that serves the educational and cultural needs of its audiences and is an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and non-binary persons (LGBTQ) and LGBTQ-supportive persons.