Greetings from Washington, D.C. (1981)

Greetings from Washington, D.C. (1981)

In the fall of 1979, tens of thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender activists converged on the National Mall to participate in the very first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Directed and edited by Lucy Winer and produced by Frances Reid, Rob Epstein, Lucy Winer and Greta Schiller, this exuberant document of activism and community filmmaking is a lasting testament for queer visibility and legal recognition, as well as the political potentials of broad-based political movements against racism, gender inequality, and militarism. 



Digitally restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in conjunction with the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, with generous support from Victoria Alonso and Imelda Corcoran, and Glamazon.

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Greetings from Washington, D.C. (1981)
  • Introduction by Frances Reid

    In this introductory clip from the 2021 Outfest Legacy Awards at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, California - the event at which fundraising began for the restoration of Greetings from Washington, D.C. (1981) - filmmaker Frances Reid shares a passage from her new book, Exposure, recalling the ...

  • Greetings from Washington, D.C. (1981)

    In the fall of 1979, tens of thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender activists converged on the National Mall to participate in the very first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Directed and edited by Lucy Winer and produced by Frances Reid, Rob Epstein, Lucy Wi...

  • Reflections on Greetings: A Filmmaker Roundtable

    In this new roundtable discussion moderated by former Outfest Legacy Project Manager Brendan Lucas, the filmmaking team behind Greetings from Washington, D.C. reassembles to discuss the film's production, style, and impact in a wide-ranging conversation full of insightful anecdotes and observatio...