Sony Pictures Classics

"Spectacular!" - Bruce Williamson, PLAYBOY

"Thoroughly enjoyable...funny and informative...a colorful overview with the popular appeal of a 'That's Entertainment'...sheer fun." - Janet Maslin, THE NEW YORK TIMES

"TWO THUMBS UP...terrific" - Siskel and Ebert

Produced and Directed by
Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman

A Telling Pictures Production
© 1995 Reflective Image, Inc.

THE CELLULOID CLOSET is the film version of author Vito Russo's landmark book by the same name. Filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, who have previously won an Academy Award for Common Threads: Stories From The Quilt, bring this book to life. THE CELLULOID CLOSET explodes sexual myths and explores how our attitudes about homosexuality and sex roles have evolved through the century. With clips from over 100 Hollywood movies and interviews with many of the filmmakers and actors who created them (including Tom Hanks, Shirley MacLaine, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Curtis, and Gore Vidal), THE CELLULOID CLOSET is an epic story -- by turns surprising, hilarious, and disturbing.

A WELCOME MESSAGE from Jeff and Rob.

Opened on March 15th, 1996

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