ReelQ: Trembling Before G-d

Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free RSVP 2018-05-24 7 p.m. 2018-05-24 9 p.m. America/New_York ReelQ: Trembling Before G-d 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Join us for a screening of Trembling Before G-d, presented by ReelQ. 

Shot in six countries, this documentary shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality, and religious fundamentalism. Built around intimately-told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film portrays a group of people who face a profound dilemma – how to reconcile their passionate love of Judaism and the Divine with the drastic Biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality. As the film unfolds, we meet a range of complex individuals – some hidden, some out – from the world’s first openly gay Orthodox rabbi to closeted, married Hasidic gays and lesbians to those abandoned by religious families to Orthodox lesbian high-school sweethearts. Many have been tragically rejected and their pain is raw, yet with irony, humor and resilience, they love, care, struggle, and debate with a thousands-year old tradition. Ultimately, they are forced to question how they can pursue truth and faith in their lives–and survive–while upholding the universal struggle to belong.


ReelQ: Pittsburgh’s International LGBTQ Film Festival

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.

Event Details

May 24, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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