Reel Q Presents
Reaching for the Moon
Wednesday, March 30
Reaching for the Moon (directed by Bruno Barretto) is an intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, wherever and however you find it. This sumptuous English-language 1950s period piece recounts the mid-life years of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (played by Mirando Otto, Lord of the Rings), when she left America to live and write in Rio de Janiero. In Brazil, Bishop falls in love with well-off architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Initial hostilities between the pair make way for a complicated, yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her.
Reel Q The Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Society serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding tri-state region. In addition, PLGFS provides a crucial service to the cultural vitality of Pittsburgh, designed to support lesbian and gay artists, and to provide a much-needed cultural outlet for the lesbian and gay communities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.