Reel Stories is a free monthly film series dedicated to showcasing international queer cinema presented in partnership with Reel Q, Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Starting in 1985, Reel Q’s mission is to increase the availability and accessibility of queer film in Pittsburgh and its surrounding region, highlighting the diverse experiences of our worldwide community. Reel Q is one of the oldest LGBTQ+ film festivals in the world.
July’s screening presents Just Friends, a romantic comedy directed by Ellen Smit. Joris is trying to come to terms with his broken family relationships on the 10th anniversary of his father’s death when he meets the free-spirited Yad. Also dealing with family issues, Yad has returned home to The Netherlands after living on his own. Joris and Yad spark an instant connection and decide they want to be more than “just friends,” but fear their families could threaten their relationship. This ultra-sexy romantic comedy goes beyond the usual young gay love story, marking Just Friends as a truly modern tale of queer love.
About Your Visit:
This film screening is preceded by a cocktail hour beginning at 6pm (featuring a special themed drink) upstairs at our in-house bar and restaurant, 40 North.
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