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Landmark gay documentary, WORD IS OUT, is restored, rereleased

When “Word Is Out” appeared in movie theaters in 1978 and later, on television, it became an icon of the emerging gay rights movement. It was the first feature-length documentary about lesbian and gay identity made by gay filmmakers, and it generated a groundswell of support and gratitude. Mariposa Film Group received thousands of letters telling them how much this film meant to them.

Now it's been lovingly and painstakingly restored–newly preserved to 35mm by the UCLA Film & Television Archives and the Outfest Legacy Project. Preserved from the original 16mm color negative, a 35mm color

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