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Celluloid Closet, The
directed by Robert Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
For our 20th festival we are proud to present a landmark contribution to queer cinema—about queer cinema—on its 20th anniversary.
Swishy stereotypes and surprisingly sophisticated gay characters were not uncommon in silent films and early talkies. Later, self-imposed industry censorship turned us into villains and jesters.
Based on Vito Russo’s groundbreaking 1981 book and narrated by Lily Tomlin, this eye-opening documentary dazzles with hundreds of clips and revealing, star-studded interviews that examine nearly a century of LGBT representation on the silver screen.
Introduced by Jason Plourde, Executive Director of Three Dollar Bill Cinema.
Free and open to the public.
Run time: 101 min.
Directed By: Robert Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman