*Please note there are two ways to view this film:
screened in person at the Sampsonia Way Tent or live-streamed online via City of Asylum @ Home. Both options are free but advanced registration is required.
- To join us at the tent, click “Attend in-person” above
- To tune-in from home, click “Watch online” above
About the program:
*Please note the 8pm start time.
Join ReelQ for the regional premier and unreleased screening of “LA PREMIERE MARCHE,” a film by Hakim Atoui & Baptiste Etchegaray.
This program includes an exclusive interview with the film’s directors and some of the subjects involved in the making of the film.
Film synopsis: June 2019: four students lead the first-ever Pride March in Saint-Denis, a working-class suburb of Paris. 50 years after the Stonewall uprising they pave the way for LGBT struggle in a territory no one had dared to think of, raising new issues such as intersectionality.
Hakim Atoui, 27, was born in Annaba, Algeria. His first major contact with cinema happened when he watched Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorshands. After studying business and working for several film distribution companies (Studiocanal, Warner, Disney..) he started producing short films including SCRED (2017) also dealing with homosexuality in Parisian suburb. LA PREMIERE MARCHE is his first documentary.
Baptiste Etchegaray, 35, was born in Paris and studied political science and journalism. He worked as a culture-oriented reporter for France Inter (French public radio) before focusing on his main passion, cinema, which he covered for TV programs (Arte, Canal+). He published a biography of Jean-François Bizot, a prominent and unconventional French press entrepreneur, and currently hosts a weekly cinema commentary on Radio Nova. LA PREMIERE MARCHE is also his first documentary.
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.