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Parting Glances (1986)

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As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing with their circle of eccentric friends, including Nick, who is living with AIDS. Written by Travis Spence <00tdspence@bsuvc.bsu.edu>

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19 February 1986 (USA)  »

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Abschiedsblicke  »

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$537,681 (USA)
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Michael: You ever had an affair?
Betty: Michael! Have you?
Michael: No yet.
Betty: Gay men in this town have become very proper.
Michael: Yes, terribly Victorian.
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Piano Quartet G Minor Op. 25
Written by Johannes Brahms
Performed by The Arden Trio and Jesse Levine
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The definitive gay 1980's movie.

If you're looking for the best movie about being gay during the height of the AIDS epidemic, skip "Longtime Companion" and watch this film. Funny, sad and true to life. Well written, well acted....check out Kathy Kinney and Steve Buscemi at the beginning of their careers.

The movie is never preachy or sappy. And there are some Bronski Beat tunes used to very nice effect.

The true crime is that AIDS claimed writer / director Bill Sherwood before he could make another film. This was his only movie - a perfect example of how this disease has robbed the world of a generation of talented individuals.


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