The Way He Looks presented by ReelQMonday, June 29, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Join us for a screening of The Way He Looks, hosted by ReelQ. Brazilian director & writer Daniel Ribeiro will introduce the film, give a talkback, and lead the audience in a Q&A after the screening.
Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. (run time: 120 minutes)
Set against the music of Belle and Sebastian, Daniel Ribeiro’s coming of age tale, THE WAY HE LOOKS is a fun and tender story about friendship and the complications of young love. Leo is a blind teenager who’s fed up with his overprotective mother and the bullies at school. Looking to assert his independence, he decides to study abroad to the dismay of his best friend, Giovana. When Gabriel, the new kid in town, teams with Leo on a school project, new feelings blossom in him that make him reconsider his plans. Meanwhile, Giovana grows jealous of this new found companionship as tensions mount between her and Leo.
Daniel Ribeiro was born on May 20, 1982 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. He is an editor and director, known for The Way He Looks (2014), I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone (2010) and You, Me and Him (2007).
Praise for The Way He Looks:
NYT CRITICS’ PICK. This winning movie… is Brazil’s foreign-language entry to the Academy Awards. That’s no surprise! – Andy Webster, The New York Times
An instant classic! Tender, exquisite… If Americans ever start making films like this, the world will be a better place. (HIGHEST RATING)– David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle
Told with such tenderness, such intelligence and such aching honesty… it’s hard to forget– Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post
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.