Event "The Celluloid Closet" (R): A Screening in Collaboration with the Human Rights Commission

June 17, 2019 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Happy Pride! Today we are collaborating with the Newburyport Human Rights Commission to show the documentary film "The Celluloid Closet" (R) starring Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright, and Tom Hanks.

Run time 1 hour 47 minutes.

"A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film. The Celluloid Closet assembles footage from over 120 films showing the changing face of cinema homosexuality, from cruel stereotypes to covert love to the activist cinema of the 1990s. Many actors, writers, and commentators provide anecdotes regarding the history of the role of gay men and lesbians on the silver screen."

Come and enjoy the theater-like screen and sound system with fellow film buffs. This free event will be held in the Program Room and all are welcome!

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