Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives
Nearly forty-five years ago, the Mariposa Film Group, a collective of six queer filmmakers (Peter Adair, Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown, Rob Epstein, Lucy Massie Phenix, and Veronica Selver) traveled around the country interviewing more than two dozen men and women of various backgrounds, ages, and races to talk plainly and directly to the camera about their lives as gay men and lesbians. This groundbreaking landmark film is a true time capsule of an era when each individual’s participation was an act of courage. This iconic work was virtually lost at one point, with only a scratchy, dirty print with whole scenes missing known to exist. It has since been lovingly restored to its original glory and offers a not-to-be-missed experience.
- Mariposa Film Group
- 133 mins
- UCLA Film & Television Archive
- Kino Lorber
- Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the David Bohnett Foundation, The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation, and Outfest