BAMPFA Student Committee Pick
Richard Ganoung, John Bolger, Steve Buscemi, Adam Nathan, Kathy Kinney,
Parting Glances is a love story of friendship and romance, old and new; it is also an AIDS narrative. The film tracks its characters across a twenty-four-hour period. Set in a long-ago funky and hip New York City, where nothing is a surprise and everything is possible, this film is a joyous comedic romp made buoyant by a charming and, at the time, unknown cast, including Kathy Kinney in her first on-screen performance. Bill Sherwood’s legacy shines bright here in his rejection of what would become Hollywood’s familiar approach of playing into sentimentalized storylines and characterizations of gay men as their community faced the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.
Jim Hubbard, United States, 1995
A moving, queer meditation that individualizes the immeasurable collective trauma left in the wake of the AIDS epidemic.
Peggy Rajski, United States, 1994
A charming story of self-realization and advocacy.