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Rare cache of
LGBT films and videos donated to UCLA, Outfest

Rare cache of
LGBT films and videos donated to UCLA, Outfest

The Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation--a joint effort between the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles gay and lesbian film festival, Outfest--announced its largest contribution to date on Thursday. The Legacy Project was handed more than 1,500 films and 3,000 videos from One National Gay and Lesbian Archives, one of the oldest LGBT organizations in the Western Hemisphere.

The films and videos include lectures from seminal LGBT leaders like Malcom Boyd, Harry Hay, Evelyn Hooker, Morris Kight, and Steve Schulte. The donation more than doubles the Legacy Project's holdings, which already contain one of the world's largest publicly accessible collections of LGBT films.

"The thousands of hours of one-of-a-kind material deposited by the One Archives represent a collective memory of our community," Outfest executive director Stephen Gutwillig said in a release. "Together, UCLA, Outfest, and One have formed a collaboration that will ensure the survival of LGBT moving images for generations to come."

To celebrate the donation, the Legacy Project will present "A Tribute to the One Archives" on March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Billy Wilder Theater in the Westwood district of Los Angeles. The tribute will showcase highlights from the One collection, rarities from the 1970s, and exclusive video footage of historic events at the One Archives itself. (The Advocate)

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