ReelQ: The Journey (India)Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
(2 hrs. approximate run time)
Join us for a screening of The Journey presented by ReelQ.
Inspired by a true story, the film follows two young friends, Kiran (Suhasini V. Nair), a Hindu, and Delilah (Shruthy Menon), a Catholic, from their first meeting as young children to young adulthood, when they realize their love for each other.
At first, Kiran is asked to write love letters to Delilah for Rajan (Syam Seethal) a teenage boy who also has a long-standing crush on Delilah. Kiran does so as it allows her to express her love to Delilah without having to be ostracized by her family, friends and culture. Eventually Delilah discovers the truth behind the letters and poetry, and admits her mutual love to Kiran. This begins a delicate love affair, despite social taboos against homosexuality.
Their blossoming love affair is dampened severely when Rajan discovers Kiran and Delilah stealing a moment of intimacy in the jungle. He proceeds to inform Amma (K. P. A. C. Lalitha), Delilah’s mother, of what he (briefly) witnessed. Amma confronts Delilah, who reveals her love for Kiran. In response, Amma arranged Delilah’s marriage with a suitor who recently visited intent on seeking a bride. Delilah reluctantly consents to the marriage.
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.