Parting Glances

1986

Parting Glances

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Gay Manhattanite Michael (Richard Ganoung) is the glue that holds together the various vignettes that make up Parting Glances. This bittersweet overview of New York's gay community begins with Michael breaking up with longtime lover Robert (John Bolger). En route to a farewell dinner staged by Robert's boss, Michael touches base with several other gay acquaintances, including sardonic AIDS victim Nick (Steve Buscemi). The dinner is used as a clearing house for several character revelations; afterwards, Michael attends another going-away party thrown by artist Joan (Kathy Kinney). As the night creeps into the morning, Michael becomes more and more despondent over Robert's impending departure to Africa. The various subplots are resolved in the last few minutes, some happily, others far less so.

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  • Feb 16, 2010
    Relationship drama with an seminal AIDS story contains a notable debut performance from Steve Buscemi and several other performers who were just starting out but now are familiar faces. Fine direction by Bill Sherwood, sadly his only film before falling victim to the disease himself.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Feb 02, 2008
    early steve bushimi, as one of many gay guys living in newyork in 80s, with aids full throw, and relationships tested, cutting edge in a way as this was shot in 86, so a very relevent film at time, and great seeng a young bushimi, n
    scott g Super Reviewer

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