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PARTING GLANCES

PARTING GLANCES

PARTING GLANCES

1986 / 90min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: BILL SHERWOOD

CAST: STEVE BUSCEMI, RICHARD GANOUNG, JOHN BOLGER

Sherwood’s bittersweet comedy-drama features a young Steve Buscemi in the star making role of manic rock ‘n’ roller Nick, ex-lover of Richard Ganoung’s Michael, who is simultaneously coping with Nick’s illness and the imminent overseas departure of current boyfriend John Bolger. Setting his scene during one bustling 24-hour period which ends with a Fire Island foray, the sadly short-lived Sherwood faces tragedy with humane humor, creating one of the quintessential queer films of the Reagan debacle.

35mm restored print courtesy of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project.

Parting Glances is screening as part of the series On Fire Island. Click here for more info.