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Parting Glances (1986)

Parting Glances (1986)

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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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Cast

Richard Wall
as Douglas
Jim Selfe
as Douglas' Sidekick
Nada
as Liselotte
Patrick Ragland
as Ex-Seminarian
Daniel Haughey
as Commendatore
Hana Hartowicz
as Chris' Mother
Nicholas Hill
as Cab Driver
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Critic Reviews for Parting Glances

All Critics (5)

It was one of the first films to confront the emotional repercussions of AIDS, and has not become dated--which speaks volumes for this appealing candid movie.

November 23, 2007 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Bill Sherwood's film is one of the first and most significant works (indie, of course) about the AIDS crisis that goes beyond the issue of coming out, placing its romantic triangle in the broader context of a vibrant gay community.

July 27, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
EmanuelLevy.Com

Still the best and most honest film ever made about AIDS.

June 16, 2003 | Rating: 5/5
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Parting Glances

½

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.

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