The Outfest Legacy Project, a program dedicated to saving and protecting LGBT films from deterioration, is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The initiative, a collaboration between the UCLA FIlm & Television Archive and Outfest, has scheduled screenings and events across Los Angeles to commemorate the occasion.
A screening of Jamie Babbit’s “But I’m a Cheerleader” will kick off the celebration on February 26 at UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theater. To date, the Project has archived over 13,000 titles. “It is crucial that these works and histories be preserved for future generations,” said Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director of Outfest. “We are so grateful to have UCLA as a partner; their work and dedication to the preservation of LGBT film and media is truly inspirational.” [Nigel Smith]