Making Love

Making Love

40th Anniversary Screening. Q&A with A. Scott Berg, Barry Sandler, and Harry Hamlin.

Q&A with A. Scott Berg, Barry Sandler, and Harry Hamlin.

Acclaimed biographer A. Scott Berg saw gay rights as the next great social movement in America and wrote the story for this sensitive coming-out drama, with Barry Sandler (Crimes of Passion) writing the screenplay, about a young Los Angeles-based doctor (Michael Ontkean), seemingly happily married to his college sweetheart, who falls for an openly gay man (Harry Hamlin) who makes him face up to his true feelings. Directed by Hollywood veteran Arthur Hiller (Love Story, The Hospital), Making Love was the rare Hollywood film of its time to put gay characters front-and-center as sympathetic, complicated, non-stereotypical characters. In the forty years since its premiere, it continues to find new and appreciative audiences.

DIRECTOR: Arthur Hiller. WRITTEN BY: Barry Sandler. STORY BY: A. Scott Berg. CAST: Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin, Arthur Hill. 1982. 112 min. USA. Color. English. 35mm.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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