When Outfest programmers embarked on an ongoing weekly series of LGBT cinema, they discovered that many classic titles were no longer available due to a lack of funding. Outfest joined forces with the UCLA Film & Television Archive to create the Outfest Legacy Project to preserve and restore LGBT film and video. Heights Theater owner Tom Letness has also donated a print from his personal collection for preservation, and he joins with the Walker to celebrate this initiative. Their first project, the independent classic Parting Glances, follows a couple’s last 24 hours before an extended foreign business trip challenges their relationship. This film defies stereotypes— no one is a victim, including Steve Buscemi as the HIV-positive ex-boyfriend—which was amazing and refreshing for a mid-1980s feature. 1986, newly restored 35mm print, 90 minutes.
$8 ($6 Walker and OutFront Minnesota members members )
Cinephile’s Special: Buy 3 films and get the 4th free: $24 ($18 Walker members).
$9 ($7 Walker members, students, and seniors)
$25 ($20 Walker members, students, and seniors) Sundance Film Festival #AtTheWalker