Parting Glances
Parting Glances (1986)

Gay Manhattanite Michael (Richard Ganoung) is the glue that holds together the various vignettes that make up Parting Glances. This bittersweet overview of New York's gay community begins with Michael breaking up with longtime lover… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1986
DVD Release Date: April 11, 2000
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Annie Wagner
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Tender and resolutely unsentimental, Parting Glances avoided future AIDS movie clichés not because the example had yet to be set, but because its interests lay elsewhere.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Still the best and most honest film ever made about AIDS.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It was one of the first films to confront the emotional repercussions of AIDS, and has not become dated--which speaks volumes for this appealing candid movie.

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Emanuel Levy

Bill Sherwood's film is one of the first and most significant works (indie, of course) about the AIDS crisis that goes beyond the issue of coming out, placing its romantic triangle in the broader context of a vibrant gay community.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Relationship drama with an seminal AIDS story contains a notable debut performance from Steve Buscemi and several other performers who were just starting out… More