Saturday, October 13, 2012
6:30pm Pre-Party | 8:00pm Awards | 9:30pm Gala After-Party
Orpheum Theatre 842 S. Broadway, Los Angeles 90014
During the 8th annual Legacy Awards, we will unveil our latest and most significant restoration to date, DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS (1919), one of the earliest known LGBT films in existence. The night also includes a fabulous, star-studded VIP pre-party; the presentation of the Visionary Award and screening with live musical accompaniment; and post-screening After Party with a hosted Absolut and Stella Artois bar. Come dressed in period costume or Los Angeles cocktail attire.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron
(CHICAGO, HAIRSPRAY, THE BUCKET LIST,
FOOTLOOSE, “Smash,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “A
Raisin in the Sun”)
HISTORIC RESTORATION SCREENING
The 1919 silent film DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS (German title: ANDERS ALS DIE ANDERN) is arguably the earliest surviving cinematic work made explicitly about LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender) people. Directed by Richard Oswald and co-written by famed psychologist Magnus Hirschfeld, it is believed to be only film of a group of gay-friendly movies made during Germany’s Weimar Era that escaped systematic destruction by the Nazis.
A 40-minute fragment discovered in the Ukraine is the only known element to have survived World War II. While the Filmmuseum München spearheaded a video preservation that pieced together film fragments, documents and photos, there has never been a restoration to film and a new negative created – until now.
Outfest and UCLA are proud to reintroduce DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS to the world. This special Sneak Preview screening with live musical accompaniment will be the first time in almost 100 years that the director’s vision will screen to an audience.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
$1,000 Vanguard | $500 Premiere | $200 VIP | $100 Preferred | $40 General
Tickets also available by calling 213.480.7088
HONORARY HOST COMMITTEE
Bruce Cohen, Co-Chair
Nina Jacobson, Co-Chair
Bryan Singer, Co-Chair
Christopher and Paris Barclay
Dustin Lance Black
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
LA City Controller Wendy Greuel
Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg
Former State Senator Sheila Kuehl
Max Mutchnick & Erik Hyman
Speaker of the California Assembly John A. Perez
Rob and Michele Reiner
The Honorable Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Thomas Lavin, Co-Chair
Samantha Sprecher, Co-Chair
Chiedu Egbuniwae & Michael Phillips
Stephen Gutwillig & Lano Williams
Keith Merryman & David Newman
The Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation,
a partnership between Outfest and UCLA Film & Television Archive, is the only program
in the world dedicated to saving and protecting LGBT moving images
Many of the landmark lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) films produced over the last 40 years are already in
danger of fading away –– their original exhibition prints in tatters, their negatives in woeful storage conditions … or even
The Legacy Project has restored 18 films, creates educational programming and has built the largest collection of LGBT
moving images in the world –– over 20,000 items, including historical footage of the first gay pride parade in Los Angeles,
home movies of gay bars from the 1950s, and much more.
We must not be complicit in the erasure of our lives and our history. We need to intervene now, and we need your help.