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Parting Glances

Parting Glances
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28 Feb 2019

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The Reliance

76 - 78 North Street, Leeds, LS2 7PN

We are very excited to bring this gem of a film to the Little Reliance Cinema for LGBTQ+ History Month! Parting Glances is a landmark of queer cinema, and one of the first American films to address the AIDS epidemic.

Starring in his first major role, Steve Buscemi plays Nick, a sardonic rock singer dying of AIDS. Nick’s best friend and former lover, Michael (Richard Ganoung) is steeling himself for the imminent departure of current partner Robert (John Bolger), who’s leaving for a two-year job overseas. Set in Manhattan over a 24-hour period, tensions rise as Michael and Robert cope with their separation anxiety and Nick’s illness, and prepare for Robert’s going-away party. Parting Glances is director Bill Sherwood's only feature, completed before he himself died of AIDS in 1990.

"Sherwood brings a notable grace and droll humour to his story of two male lovers parting against the backdrop of a friend dying of the Big A. It has a tenderness, warmth, humour and, despite that looming Big A, lightness of heart that will win it many friends." - Time Out New York

Bill Sherwood | USA | 90 mins | Recommended 18

Image Info: The Reliance

There are three steps up to the screening room.
Accessible toilet on ground floor level.

Film Fringe
  • Adults only
  • Film
  • LGBT+
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