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Legacy Project

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

Producers (CHICAGO, HAIRSPRAY, THE BUCKET LIST, FOOTLOOSE, “Smash,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “A Raisin in the Sun”)


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.


Michael Urie

Sean Hayes

Darren Criss


$1,000 Vanguard | $500 Premiere | $200 VIP | $100 Preferred | $40 General
Tickets also available by calling 213.480.7088


Bruce Cohen, Co-Chair
Nina Jacobson, Co-Chair
Bryan Singer, Co-Chair

Christopher and Paris Barclay
Dustin Lance Black
David Bohnett
Bill Condon
Donald Deline
Roland Emmerich
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Robert Greenblatt
LA City Controller Wendy Greuel
Dan Jinks

Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg
Kathy Kennedy
Former State Senator Sheila Kuehl
Bryan Lourd
Jane Lynch
Max Mutchnick & Erik Hyman
Sue Naegle
Torie Osborn
Speaker of the California Assembly John A. Perez
Alan Poul
Rob and Michele Reiner
Howard Rosenman
Barbra Streisand
The Honorable Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa


Thomas Lavin, Co-Chair
Samantha Sprecher, Co-Chair

Jamie Adler
Scott Barretto
David Bartlett
Chet Bohac
Tod Carson
Michael Cendejas
Colin Dusenbury
Chiedu Egbuniwae & Michael Phillips
John Eger
Steven Gottlieb
Stephen Gutwillig & Lano Williams
David Henry

Christopher Kennedy
Stephen Macias
John McGill
Keith Merryman & David Newman
John Musella
Matt O'Dorisio
Alison Palevsky
Corey Pernicano
Rob Shenfeld
Sarah Shetter
Susan Swingle
Monica Taher
Alex Vinnitski
Brent Watson
Richard Wynn







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

The Legacy project

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 lost.

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.

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