Reel Q Film Festival Show Must Go On(line)

Courtesy of Reel Q

The Reel Q Film Festival, an annual event held every June during Pride month is going virtual this year. Partnering with other local organizations, Reel Q will present films and virtual events June 18th to the end of July beginning this Thursday with “Pier Kids”

“Pier Kids” documents the effect of New York City’s ballroom scene on three homeless LGBTQ youth over the course of several years. The film is presented in partnership with True T PGH.

Director Elegance Bratton “capture the Christopher Street Pier queer/trans community in a bold visual style” said the Festival in their release. “Elevating the stories of Casper and Desean, two homeless young black men, and Krystal LaBeija, a young trans woman, Bratton celebrates the spirit of a new generation of at-risk LGBTQ youth of color living on the edge of homelessness and society.”

The screening of “Pier Kids is free but limited to 100 participants.

Register for the screening here. For more information about the rest of the festival, visit ReelQ.org.

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