LGBT History Month: The Celluloid Closet
This February, we team up with Eastbourne Rainbow and Bourne Out to present a special screening of The Celluloid Closet for LGBT History Month. We’re pleased to welcome Dr Niall Richardson, from University of Sussex, to introduce the film.
Academy-award winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman delve into the archive to present a comprehensive – and immensely entertaining – history of queer representations from a century of film history. Based on Vito Russo’s seminal 1981 book of the same names, The Celluloid Closet is narrated by Lily Tomlin, and features interviews with a roster of stars including Tony Curtis, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Shirley MacLaine, Gore Vidal and Armistead Maupin (who also wrote the narration).
To top it all off, join us after the film for a drink in the Towner Auditorium bar!