Wednesday, March 11, 2015

RIP: Richard Glatzer, Film Writer and Director, Is Dead at 63

Was saddened to read about the death of Richard Glatzer, who co-wrote and directed the Alzheimer's drama "Still Alice" alongside his husband, Wash Westmoreland, while battling ALS. He was 63. Diagnosed in 2011 with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), the pair took on the project of "Still Alice" in a very early stage of Glatzer's disease, which was chronicled in a moving New York Times piece in November.

I remember Glatzer best for his 2001 film, "The Fluffer," which I saw on Christmas Eve at The Quad with my friend Ken. I was a little down that night -- I'd been unable to travel home that year, and a behind-the-scenes look at the world of gay porn isn't exactly "It's a Wonderful Life" -- but as we exited the theater, I ran into my crush-at-the-time who just happened to be spending Christmas alone this year, too. (Not unlike the Waitresses' song "Christmas Wrapping," my holiday also had a surprise happy ending.) My pal Nathaniel wrote a touching post on Film Experience Blog about Richard, whom he befriended online in his early days in the city. You can check it out HERE.

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