The Celluloid Closet
Narrated by Lily Tomlin, this acclaimed documentary takes its name from Vito Russo's groundbreaking book. The filmmakers examine the subtext of more than 100 Hollywood movies -- including Spartacus, Rope and Thelma and Louise -- and chart the cinematic journey of lesbian and gay characters. Film clips are paired with director, producer and actor interviews featuring, among others, Gore Vidal, Tom Hanks and Whoopi Goldberg.
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- 1996 Sundance Film Festival®
- Grand Jury Prize: Documentary nominee
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Filmed in color and B&W; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; filmography; audio commentary; deleted footage; trailers; production information; letters from Gore Vidal and Charlton Heston
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it