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Vito

A profile of LGBT activist, academic and author Vito Russo, the man who changed the face of queer film theory and brought us all out of the ‘Celluloid Closet’.

2011 93 mins

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz

Overview

A profile of LGBT activist, academic and author Vito Russo, the man who changed the face of queer film theory with his 1972 book The Celluloid Closet. Focusing on the representation of LGBT people in film and television, the book was hugely influential in academia and its ideas and accusations would eventually prompt changing perceptions in mainstream media.

This insightful documentary from Jeffrey Schwarz (I Am Divine) chronicles a key figure in the history of LGBT arts, film and cultural theory.