The seminal gay romance Parting Glances turns 30 this year, and to celebrate, San Diego's FilmOut and AHF Pharmacy are bringing it back to the Hillcrest Landmark for a special repertory screening. The story follows the relationship between Robert (John Bogler) and Michael (Richard Ganoung), a pair of young, ambitious New Yorkers. Robert's job is forcing him to leave the country for two years, leaving Michael with his friend and ex-lover Nick (Steve Buscemi, making his film debut), who's dying of AIDS. The film, one of the most notable independent features of the '80s, is the sole directorial effort of Bill Sherwood, who passed away before it was released. Despite this tragedy, Parting Glances emerged as a majorly important work and spoke for an entire generation of gay Americans, and now contemporary audiences can see and appreciate the film for themselves.
Running time is one hour and 30 minutes.