South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Title: The Celluloid Closet
Director: Robert Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
Specs: USA 1995 video 102min
This sensational documentary, based on the book by Vitto Russo, charts Hollywood’s role in defining masculinity and femininity, how we think about moffies and letties – pathetic queens and lesbian vampires.
Pecs and perspectives, curves and conditioning abound in this epic about the origins and growth of Queer cinema. Beginning at the birth of film and examining how filmmakers and actors have put gay men and lesbians on the screen to the not so recent past.
The cast, with some surprises, adds to this fascinating and thought-provoking film. Not to be missed, whatever your persuasion.
Out In Africa
Jhb Sun 14 / 6pm Wed 17 / 6.15pm Sun 21 / 6pm
CT Sat 20 / 10pm Mon 22 / 8.15pm Fri 26 / 6.15pm
Dbn Fri 2 / 10pm
All festival films