Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Parting Glances

1986 American Feature

Cast: Richard Ganoung, John Bolger, Steve Buscemi, Adam Nathan, Kathy Kinney and Patrick Tull
Writer/Director: Bill Sherwood

As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while taking care of his ex-boyfriend Nick, who is living with AIDS.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 80% / Audience: 68%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

  • DVD: Available

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  • One of the first motion pictures to deal frankly and realistically with the subject of AIDS, and the impact of the then relatively new disease on the gay community.
  • The only feature film from writer/director Bill Sherwood, who died of complications due to AIDS in 1990 without ever completing another film.
  • Actor Steve Buscemi's first major film role.
  • The first film to be restored as a part of the Outfest Legacy Project, a joint effort between Outfest (the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival) and the UCLA Film and Television Archive to preserve GLBT cinema. 

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