37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Reel In The Closet

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Discover the lost news stories, community productions, and home movies that generations of LGBTQ people have preserved for future generations. Through exclusive access and extensive restoration of never-before-seen material, this is the first feature-length film revealing queer people chronicling their lives as far back as the 1930s. There are even more compelling finds waiting in closets everywhere, but according to film experts, most of these treasures are thrown away by friends and family unaware of the extremely rare look at the past they hold. Regardless of their background, audiences leave compelled to discover what’s in their own closets. Discussion with filmmaker Stu Maddux and moderator Steven Villereal (U.Va.)


Friday, November 6


3:30 PM


Other : PVCC Dickinson Center

Film Info

Director: Stu Maddux

Runtime: 70 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Featuring: Tom Ammiano, Barbara Gittings, David Imming