Join us on Sunday December 27 at the Loft Cinema (located at 3233 East Speedway Blvd) for one-time only screening of the classic 80s independent movie, Parting Glances. The screening will feature a post-film discussion led by playwright Monica Bauer, whose solo show The Year I Was Gifted is dedicated to the memory of her friends, the film’s writer and director, Bill Sherwood.
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About the Film
Gay yuppie Robert (John Bolger) accepts an assignment in Africa that will put his strained relationship with his lover, Michael (Richard Ganoung), in limbo for the next few years. Michael, meanwhile, tends the needs of his ex, Nick (Steve Buscemi, in one of his first movie appearances), whose punk band’s video is getting MTV airplay even as he battles HIV and bittersweet memories in a claustrophobic apartment.
After a farewell dinner thrown by Robert’s foppish boss and his luminous wife, Michael and Robert fret and frolic with a host of Manhattan hipsters at a party thrown by their artist friend Joan (Kathy Kinney). These various crowd scenes set the stage for a series of one-on-one interactions that explore the romantic and other tensions of early AIDS-era Manhattan without offering too many easy resolutions. (Dir. by Bill Sherwood, 1986, USA, 90 mins., Not Rated)