Parting Glances is a gay movie released in 1986. The film revolves around a gay couple Robert and Michael who are living in New York. Robert is leaving for a two year work assignment in Africa. He is leaving Michael behind. Michael is taking care of his ex-boyfriend Nick who is suffering from AIDS. This movie plays out in two parties within a twenty four hour period. One party is thrown by Robert's boss together with the wife while the last is by Joan who is an artist friend since Nick is also a fellow artist. The movies explores the gay culture of that period including topics such as AIDS which was by then at its climax especially among the gay community.