Reel in the Closet: Showing With the Filmmakers

Reel in the Closet: Showing With the Filmmakers
Thursday, August 31
7:00 PM
Roxie Theater
3117 16th St., San Francisco
$15.00 | $12.50 for members

Home movies in the GLBT Historical Society Archives. Photo: Stu Maddux


This special showing of Reel in the Closet will benefit preservation of the film and video collections of the GLBT Historical Society. The feature-length documentary reveals LGBTQ life through rarely seen home movies dating back to the 1930s, drawing on extensive footage from the Historical Society and from other archives around the world.

The screening will offer a new cut of Reel in the Closet with added historical material providing glimpses of 20th-century life as it was experienced, viewed and recorded by members of the

LGBTQ community. Filmmakers Stu Maddux and Joseph Applebaum will be on hand to introduce the film and respond to question, plus they’ll show a bonus episode of their new web¬†series, Queer Ghost Hunters.

Activist Marsha P. Johnson as seen in a 1972 home movie.

General admission is $15. Admission for GLBT Historical Society members is $12.50. Advance tickets are available for purchase online via the Roxie Theater website.