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Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives

Film/Video

Image courtesy of the Mariposa Film Group
Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives
Multiple directors, 1977
Sat, Oct 3, 2009 2 PM
Widely considered the first feature-length documentary on gay and lesbian identity, Word Is Out presents the lives and struggles of 26 diverse individuals.

Figures including John Burnside, Sally M. Gearheart, Harry Hay, and others offer perspectives that challenge the common stereotypes of the time. (135 mins., 35mm)

Word Is Out (trailer):


Susan Philipsz’s project The Dead (2000) screens before the film. Click here for more information. (2 mins., 35mm)

Preservation of Word Is Out funded by The David Bohnett Foundation with additional support provided by The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation and the members of Outfest.
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