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Preservation Projects



The Outfest UCLA Legacy Project raises funds to preserve, restore and conserve as many LGBT moving images as possible. Film and video preservation and restoration is the process where damaged and deteriorated moving images are revived to the most optimal conditions possible.  Film and video conservation is the proper storage and maintenance of moving image material. Temperature and humidity-controlled, the UCLA Film & Television Archive is the ideal location for film and video elements.

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Completed projects:

Parting Glances (dir. Bill Sherwood; 1986), feature film restoration

Word Is Out (dir. Mariposa Film Group; 1978), feature documentary film restoration

Choosing Children (dir. Kim Klausner and Debra Chasnoff; 1984), feature documentary film restoration

Queens at Heart (unknown dir.; 1967), short documentary film restoration

Tom Chomont Collection (1967 – 71) nine Avant-Garde short film restorations;

Mona’s Candle Light Footage (unknown dir.; 1950), short home movie

First Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade (dir. Pat Rocco; 1970), short documentary film restoration

Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day (dir. Kate Millett and Susan Kleckner; 1971)

One National Gay and Lesbian Archives, over 80 hours of video preservation of historic interviews and footage

Legacy Project Collection, one hundred feature-length titles of video preservation


Upcoming/In Process projects:

Different from the Others (dir. Richard Oswald; 1919), narrative feature film
Harvey Milk’s “Hope Speech” (dir. Pat Rocco; 1978), short documentary footage
Silent No More (dir.Pat Rocco; 1977), short narrative film

We Were There (dir. Pat Rocco; 1976) short documentary
Harvey Milk Supervisor Rally – October 1, 1973 (dir. Victoria Hazlewood; 1973) short documentary footage