Parting Glances is bracingly forthright and believable in its presentation of an all-gay world within contempo New York City.

Parting Glances is bracingly forthright and believable in its presentation of an all-gay world within contempo New York City.

Set within a 24-hour period, Bill Sherwood’s highly sophisticated pic centers around a series of farewell events for Robert (John Bolger), good-looking boyfriend of ultra-yuppie Michael (Richard Ganoung).

Robert, for reasons finally discovered by his lover, is leaving for a stint in Kenya, which will bring about the interruption, if not the end, of a six-year relationship.

Intertwined with this is Michael’s very responsible dealing with his former lover Nick (Steve Buscemi), a caustic, cynical rock musician who has recently learned that he has AIDS.

Fortunately, film indulges in no special pleading, merely regarding the disease as another fact of gay life.

Parting Glances

Production

Rondo. Director Bill Sherwood; Producer Yoram Mandel, Arthur Silverman; Screenplay Bill Sherwood; Camera Jacek Laskus; Editor Bill Sherwood; Art Director John Loggia

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1986. Running time: 90 MIN.

With

Richard Ganoung John Bolger Steve Buscemi Adam Nathan Patrick Tull
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