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Outfest and UCLA Launch “Legacy Project” to Preserve and Archive Queer Cinema

Citing a need to preserve the history of gays and lesbians told through important film and video work by queer filmmakers, and with a goal of building a publicly accessible library of films by and about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, Outfest is partnering with the UCLA Film And Television Archive to create the Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation. On an opening night here in Los Angeles that included a public appearance by new mayor Antonio Villaraigoso, Outfest executive director Stephen Gutwillig announced the plans to cheers from the full house crowd.

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