RESTORATIONS

The Outfest UCLA Legacy Project for LGBTQ Moving Image Preservation has completed digital and photochemical restorations of over two-dozen titles, including documentaries, short film and video works, experimental works and narrative features.

In addition to the more than 41,000 individual items housed at the UCLA Film and Television Archive that comprise the Legacy Collection, the Legacy Project has raised funds for the restoration of a diverse survey of LGBTQ titles.

The Watermelon Woman

The 20th Anniversary Restoration and Digital Re-Mastering of The Watermelon Woman was made possible by support and funding from 13th Gen, Outfest Legacy Project, UCLA Film and Television Archive, Toronto International Film Festival and First Run Features.

Parting Glances

Parting Glances (1986) was restored as part of the Outfest Legacy Project, a collaboration between Outfest and the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Funding made possible by The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation and members of Outfest.

Paris is Burning

Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia and transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Digitally remastered by the UCLA Film and Television Archive in conjunction with Sundance Institute and Outfest UCLA Legacy Project.

Gay USA

Galvanized by the Briggs Initiative and Anita Bryant’s moral-religious crusade, queer activists took to the streets en masse in 1977 to protest legislative efforts to force gays and lesbians back into the closet. Newly restored by Frameline, Outfest, and the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

Desert Hearts

Based on Jane Rule’s novel Desert of the Heart (1964), Donna Deitch’s narrative feature debut centers on a burgeoning lesbian romance between libertine casino worker Cay Rivvers (Patricia Charbonneau) and repressed university professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) in Reno, Nevada in the late 1950s. Digitally restored by The Criterion Collection/Janus Films and UCLA Film & Television Archive in conjunction with Outfest UCLA Legacy Project and Sundance Institute.

Different From the Others

Different From the Others (German title: ANDERS ALS DIE ANDERN), directed by Richard Oswald and co-written by the famed psychologist who founded the German homosexual emancipation movement in 1897, Magnus Hirschfeld, is believed to be the only film of a group of gay-friendly movies made during Germany’s Weimar Era that escaped systematic destruction by the Nazis. 

COMPLETED PROJECTS

Parting Glances

(dir. Bill Sherwood; 1986), Feature film restoration

Word is Out

(dir. Mariposa Film Group; 1978)
Feature documentary film restoration

Choosing Children

(dir. Kim Klausner and Debra Chasnoff; 1984)
Feature documentary film Restoration

Queens at Heart

(unknown dir.; 1967)
Short documentary film restoration

Tom Chomont Collection

(1967 – 71)
Nine Avant-Garde short film restorations

Mona’s Candle Light Footage

(unknown dir.; 1950)
Short home movie restoration

First Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade

(dir. Pat Rocco; 1970)
Short documentary film restoration

Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day

(dir. Kate Millett and Susan Kleckner; 1971)

Different from the Others

(dir. Richard Oswald; 1919)
Feature film restoration

Harvey Milk’s “Hope Speech”

(dir. Pat Rocco; 1978)
Short documentary footage restoration

Silent No More

(dir.Pat Rocco; 1977)
Short film restoration

We Were There

(dir. Pat Rocco; 1976)
Short documentary film restoration

Harvey Milk Supervisor Rally – October 1, 1973

(dir. Victoria Hazlewood; 1973)
Short documentary footage restoration

Behind Every Good Man

(dir. Nikolai Ursin; 1966)
Short documentary film restoration

The Watermelon Woman

(dir. Cheryl Dunye; 1996)
Feature film restoration

Desert Hearts

(dir. Donna Deitch; 1985)
Feature film restoration

Disneyland Discovery

(dir. Pat Rocco, 1969)
Short film restoration

Paris Is Burning

(dir. Jenny Livingston; 1990)
Feature documentary restoration

Coming Out

(dir. Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.; 1977)
Short documentary restoration

Gay USA

(dir. Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.; 1977)
Feature documentary restoration

Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt

(dir. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman; 1989)
Feature documentary restoration