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Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives


Image courtesy of the Mariposa Film Group

Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives
Multiple directors, 1977

UCLA Festival of Preservation

Independent films, Hollywood rarities, classic television, and documentaries are all part of the UCLA Film&Television Archive’s annual festival highlighting recent restorations from its world-renowned preservation department. Help welcome this program of touring highlights to the Wexner Center. Catch as many films as you can, and show your support for film preservation. (All prints are courtesy of the UCLA Film&Television Archive.)

Sat, Oct 3, 2009 2 PM

Widely considered the first feature-length documentary on gay and lesbian identity, Word Is Out presents the lives and struggles of 26 diverse individuals.

Figures including John Burnside, Sally M. Gearheart, Harry Hay, and others offer perspectives that challenge the common stereotypes of the time. (135 mins., 35mm)

Word Is Out (trailer):

Susan Philipsz’s project The Dead (2000) screens before the film. Click here for more information. (2 mins., 35mm)

Preservation of Word Is Out funded by The David Bohnett Foundation with additional support provided by The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation and the members of Outfest.

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