LGBT Film Series: The Celluloid Closet


In partnership with the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks and Civic Theatre of Allentown, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is pleased to co-host the 5th annual LGBT Film Series, presented by TD Bank.

On August 25 at The ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, attend a special 20th anniversary screening of The Celluloid Closet. This screening will be followed by a talk back.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Gore Vidal, and Harvey Fierstein
Directed by: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

R – 101 min

Kicking off the LGBT film series, this award winning documentary from 1996, gives an in-depth look into the history of gay and lesbian characters throughout film since its inception. Based on the 1981 book by Vito Russo and narrated by Lily Tomlin, the film states that in one hundred years of cinematic history, homosexuality has rarely been acknowledged, and only then for laughs, pity, or fear. As the film progresses, it details the prevailing trends in the depiction of gays during each decade, showing how the visibility of homosexuals began to increase and evolve.

Talkback following the screening will be facilitated by Beth Corzo-Duchardt, Visiting Assistant Professor of Media & Communication at Muhlenberg College

Price: $10.00 regular / $8.00 student & senior / $7.50 ArtsQuest member (please note: this is not a fundraiser for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center)

August 25, 2016 at 8:00pm - 10pm
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
United States
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