Word Is Out

Friday, March 25 - Sunday, March 27, 2011

In 1978, Word is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives startled audiences across the country when it appeared in movie theaters and on television. The first feature-length documentary about lesbian and gay identity made by gay filmmakers, the film had a huge impact when it was released and became an icon of the emerging gay rights movement of the 1970s. It has since become a landmark in the history of documentaries.

In honor of its place in our collective history, Word is Out was selected for restoration for the LEGACY PROJECT FOR GLBT FILM PRESERVATION by Outfest and the UCLA Film & Television Archive. The original film negative was recently restored, and the re-mastered 35 mm print will be shown around the world.

  • Country USA
  • Language English
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1977
  • Running Time 135 minutes

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