TROPICAL MALADY Film Screening Presented by ReelQWednesday, August 25, 2021 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
THIS PROGRAM HAS CHANGED TO A VIRTUAL-ONLY SCREENING
The regional premier and unreleased screening of “TROPICAL MALADY,” a film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, hosted by ReelQ. 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: ‘Winner of the Special Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and an official selection of the New York Film Festival, TROPICAL MALADY is the lyrical and mysterious new film by maverick Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Blissfully Yours), one of the most prominent young directors of the Thai New Wave. TROPICAL MALADY chronicles the mystical love affair between a young soldier and the country boy he seduces, soon to be disrupted by the boy’s sudden disappearance. Local legends claim the boy was transformed into a mythic wild beast, and the soldier journeys alone into the heart of the Thai jungle in search of him.
- Country of Origin: Thailand / France
- In Thai with English Subtitles
- Genre: Drama
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.