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The Witnesses (Les Témoins) (France, 2007)

The Witnesses (2007)
July 20, 2013 - 1:30 pm
critic B. Ruby Rich.

Directed by André Téchiné

Film critic B. Ruby Rich, who coined “new queer cinema” to describe the boom of early-90s LGBT movies, returns to Outfest to discuss and sign her acclaimed new book “New Queer Cinema.”  Following a screening of André Téchiné’s The Witnesses (2007), Rich will speak about international queer film since the 1990s.  Set in 1984 Paris, Téchiné’s powerful, poignant film depicts a group of friends and lovers impacted by AIDS.

Screenwriter: A. Téchiné, Laurent Guyot, Viviane Zingg. Cast: Emmanuelle Béart, Michel Blanc, Sami Bouajila. 

35mm, subtitled, 112 min.

Note: This Outfest/UCLA Legacy Project screening is part of Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival 2013 and takes place at the Directors Guild of America. 2 for 1 admission for Outfest members will not apply. For more information and tickets please visit