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1997: HBO Presents ‘In the Gloaming’

By Max / Published on Saturday, 20 Apr 2019 14:35 PM / No Comments / 398 views

On this day in 1997, HBO debuted the telefilm In the Gloaming.

The film, based on a short story by author Alice Elliott Dark, starred Robert Sean Leonard as a gay man dying of AIDS who returns to his parents’ home for the final months of his life. The film’s co-stars included Glenn Close, Bridget Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg and David Strathairn.

The film marked the directorial debut of actor Christopher Reeve, whom had been paralyzed in a horseback-riding accident two years earlier.

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