MUST HIT EVENT: 2012 Legacy Awards

By: Christopher Donaldson

If you like LGBT films and filmmakers and would also like the chance to sit in the not-so-distant vicinity from humans more famous than you and me, join Glee star Darren Criss on October 13th in downtown Los Angeles where he will present the 2012 Outfest Legacy Award to openly gay producing partners Neil Meron and Craig Zadan (Hairspray, Chicago and Smash).

Impressive as that may seem, a sneak preview of the 1919 silent film, Different From the Others (the latest restoration from the Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation), will follow the awards ceremony.

In the film, one of only a few gay-themed movies to have survived from Germany’s Weimar Era, Conrad Veidt plays a gay music teacher named Paul Korner who falls head over heels for one of his male students. Ultimately, though, we learn that Korner's life comes apart dramatically for the whole world to see when a blackmailing man threatens to make public the details of Korner's love affair and sexuality.

"The restoration of Different From the Others is without question our most ambitious and most important project to date," says Executive Director of Outfest, Kirsten Schaffer. "We have an extraordinary opportunity not only to preserve history, but to make history in the process.”

For more information about the 2012 Legacy Awards and to purchase tickets, visit or call 213.480.7088.

Orpheum Theatre
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Saturday, October 13
8:00 PM