Free film showing: "The Celluloid Closet"

Chevy Chase Library

Free film showing: "The Celluloid Closet"

Monday, June 14 at 2:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what films Rock Hudson showed to his friends at home?

Ever wondered what Audrey Hepburn & Shirley MacLaine discussed while filming The Children's Hour together?

Do you know when Hollywood made the first film that depicted gay persons as something other than murderers and insane people?

    Lily Tomlin

    If any of these questions have piqued your interest, you should stop by Monday the 14 at 2 p.m. to see the Peabody Award-winning documentary The Celluloid Closet, narrated by Lily Tomlin. Hollywood insiders such as Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Armistead Maupin, Arthur Laurents, Shirley MacLaine, Tony Curtis, Gore Vidal and others provide precious insight into how Hollywood filmmakers over the years have influenced how we think of gay people, and not in a good way. 

    The film runs about 1 hour and 42 minutes. A discussion will be held afterward for those who would like to share their thoughts or learn more about the film.It is rated R.

    View a trailer for the film.