GFF 2013: Vito (Jeffrey Schwarz, 2011)

February 23, 2013


The life of the late Vito Russo, an activist for both LBGT rights and AIDS awareness, has particular resonance for cinephiles, being that he was also a film historian and the author of The Celluloid Closet. That famous, influential 1981 book – later adapted to documentary form in 1995 – examined the history of how Hollywood films have portrayed gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters, whether through coded subtleties, realistic portrayals or cruel stereotypes…

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