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January 31, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Craig Chester, Mickey Cottrell, Richard Glatzer, Carlton Wilborn.

Outfest members receive 2-for-1 admission at the Billy Wilder Theater box office for all Legacy Project screenings!

Grief  (1993)

Filmmaker Richard Glatzer's disarming comedy was an exemplar of New Queer Cinema, stated in West Coast terms.  Handsome Mark mourns the recent passing of his lover, but his grief is given precious little chance to coagulate in his workplace, the production office of a daytime TV show (The Love Judge) where drama abounds, and the prospect of new love seems tantalizingly near.  Skating effortlessly between sincere emotion and balls-out comedy, the film showcases numerous standout performances, including stellar turns by such denizens of early-‘90s Los Angeles queer culture as Jackie Beat and Alexis Arquette.  Timely and touching, Grief is above all an affirmation of life.

Producer: Ruth Charny, Yoram Mandel.  Director: Richard Glatzer.  Screenwriter: Richard Glatzer.  Cinematographer: David Dechant.  Editor: Robin Katz, William W. Williams.  Cast: Craig Chester, Illeana Douglas, Alexis Arquette, Jackie Beat, Carlton Wilborn, Mickey Cottrell.  16mm, color, 87 min.

Preceded by

Glamazon: The Barbara Lemay Story  (1991)

This lively short introduces famed carnival dancer Barbara LeMay, who for years harbored a surprising secret behind her seven veils.

Director: Richard Glatzer.  Digital video, color, 15 min.