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“Reel In The Closet” Film Event

By Charlotte Robinson, October 15, 2016
Director Stu Maddux’s documentary “Reel In The Closet” will be presented at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline Massachusetts on Wednesday October 19th at 7P. “Reel In The Closet” is a feature-length documentary that transports us into LGBT life of the past through rare home movies of the people who lived it. Many of the moving images in this film are shown for the first time. Many more wait to be discovered in people’s closets but are unfortunately being thrown out sometimes on purpose by homophobic relatives. Maddux shifts his lens to focus on rare & important early film & video records of LGBTQ life in America. “Reel in the Closet” brings to light a trove of historical footage from an era when gay life was mostly left undocumented. This fascinating film provides poignant moving images from the 1930s through the AIDS epidemic which were at risk of being lost to history without the efforts of the archivists who work to find, preserve & catalogue them. There will be a pre-screening reception at Brookline Senior Center 5P to 6P with filmmaker Stu Maddux but space is limited RSVP at 617 730 2770. There will also & a Q&A with Mr. Maddux following the screening at theater. Tickets are $10. This must-attend event is presented by Goddard House Assisted Living, Brookline Council on Aging, BrooklineCAN, ETHOS, Brookline, High School Gender Sexuality Alliance, Center Communities of Brookline/Hebrew Senior Life, Good Shepherd Community Care, Keshet, Brookline Commission for Diversity Inclusion & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In this exclusive audio byte we talked to Stu about his must-see documentary. LISTEN  
For Tix: coolidge.org
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1 comment:

Marilyn Rosen said...

It's so important to have this video documentation of our lives and loves and obstacles that have confronted us as part of the struggle toward a life of equality for all.

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