Saturday, June 6, 2009

Today's Free Film Screening



Dir. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (USA, 1996) 102 mins

Based on the book of the same title written by Vito Russo, co-founder of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), this documentary explores the portrayal of LGBT characters in Hollywood movies. Narrated by Lily Tomlin, The Celluloid Closet includes interviews with men and women within the Hollywood industry and explores both the portrayal of LGBT characters on film and the treatment of LGBT community members off-screen. The Celluloid Closet delves into issues of censorship and stereotyping and examines the role of popular culture in shaping perceptions of the LGBT community.

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