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The Celluloid Closet

1995 Rated R 1hr 41m

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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Movie Details

Awards
1996 Sundance Film Festival®
  • Grand Jury Prize: Documentary nominee
Ratings
R
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1

Subtitles

English

Closed captioned

Yes

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other 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