Outfest and the UCLA Film& Television Archive have announced the first two pictures to be restoredas part of their film preservation partnership unveiled last year.
The pictures are BillSherwood's 1986 AIDS drama Parting Glances starring Steve Buscemi and Word Is Out: Stories Of Some Of Our Lives, a documentary about gay experiences directed by theThe Mariposa Film Group in 1978.
"What if we were unableto share these life-altering images with future generations'" Outfestexecutive director Stephen Gutwillig said.
"These moving imagesrepresent a profoundly important record of our struggles and joys - a record ofwhere we come from as LGBT people. We cannot and must not be complicit in theerasure of our lives and our history."
The Outfest Legacy Projectis supported by The David Bohnett Foundation, the Hollywood Foreign PressAssociation, Roland Emmerich, Jason Murakawa and Dean Hansell, and John andMichael August.