Magdalen Monday movies – The Celluloid Closet 



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7 May 2023



This term we are proud to present some of the greatest, funniest, most enjoyable, most astonishing, and in some cases most disturbing, documentaries of all time. In other words, docs that rocked the world.

All these events are free and are open to anyone over 18, students, visitors, and members of the wider public.

The Celluloid Closet is a 1995 American documentary film directed and written by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film is based on Vito Russo’s 1981 book The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies. Russo had researched the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters.

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