The Celluloid Closet
Directed by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman. US. 1995. R. 1 hour 47 minutes. Sony Pictures Classics . DVD.
Sponsored by LGBT Equality Alliance of Chester County
Fri., June 7, 2019 thru Sat., June 8, 2019
This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders have occupied in cinema history, and shows the evolution of the entertainment industry’s role in shaping perceptions of LGBT figures. The issues addressed include secrecy — which initially defined homosexuality — as well as the demonization of the homosexual community with the advent of AIDS, and finally the shift toward acceptance and positivity in the modern era.