The Celluloid Closet

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The Celluloid Closet

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The Celluloid Closet

Release Date: January 30, 1996

Year    :   1996
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Channel Four Films, ARTE, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, HBO, Columbia Pictures Television, ZDF, Telling Pictures
Director    :   Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Producers    :   Brad Grey, Bernie Brillstein, Howard Rosenman, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Sheila Nevins, Wendy Braitman, Michael Ehrenzweig, Michael Lumpkin, Caryn Mendez, Caroline Spry
Writers    :   Vito Russo
RunTime    :   102 mins.

This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals 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.

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