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Classic Camp Cinema Gets Roasted with BRIAN EDWARD: IN PERSON & ON FILM

On September 17th, BrIan Edward, host of 'Burgh Vivant, Pittsburgh's Cultural Talk Magazine, will raise a martini glass and examine a wide arena of over-the-top movies and movie stars from the classic era in a comedic performance entitled "BrIan Edward: In Person & On Film." With outrageous film clips, hilarious personal anecdotes and
devastating wit, the Pittsburgh comedian and performer will take a humorous look at such classic movies as Auntie Mame, Sunset Boulevard, Mommie Dearest, and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? the show's proceeds will benefit the ReelQ Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival.

"The genre of classic camp cinema is something that I feel is very sacred to the LGBT community, and something that I feel has had a hand in shaping my own identity," said Edward of the upcoming production. "To spend an evening examining this through comedy and film clips will be as enthralling and memorable for me as it will be for the audience." Edward describes the show as "a stand-up comedy performance blended with a lecture on some of the most outrageous films of all time."

"BrIan Edward: In Person & On Film" will take place on September 17th, 2016 at Bricolage, 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Doors open at 7:00pm. The show will begin at 7:30pm, with an opening performance by LGBTQ*Bert, Pittsburgh's LGBT improv troupe. Guests are invited to stay for a post-show cocktail party and silent auction, which will include several items of Hollywood memorabilia from the personal collection of BrIan Edward. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at The event is for adults 21 years of age and older.

About BrIan Edward

BrIan Edward is a director, playwright, film scholar and host of 'Burgh Vivant, Pittsburgh's Cultural Talk Magazine. He is the author of several produced plays, including the nationally acclaimed touring musical, "Amish Burlesque," and has served as a guest lecturer for the Berkshire Playwrights Festival. Locally he has performed for The REP, 12 Peers Theater, Little Lake Theater, the Pittsburgh Opera, and The Pittsburgh New Works Festival where he was named Outstanding Leading Actor in 2011, 2012 and 2015. Edward was named among the top supporting actors in Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2001 and among the top leading actors in 2002.

About ReelQ

The Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival began in 1982 as the Lesbian and Gay Film Series, a project of Pittsburgh's Lesbian and Gay Community Center, with the goal of providing opportunities for viewing media by and about lesbian and gay people and their experiences. In 1985, the Film Series became a separate event, formed its own Board of Directors, and launched the first film festival in 1986. Now, the ReelQ Film Festival is held each October and provides a variety of programs and activities. There are approximately 20 programs presented at each annual festival.

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