Screening:  Reel In the Closet

Screening:  Reel In the Closet

Tue, Dec 06, 2016 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Raytheon Amphitheater
Tue, Dec 06, 2016
6:30 pm-8:00 pm Raytheon Amphitheater

Neighborhood Matters Screening: Reel in the Closet 

Reel In The Closet is the latest feature-length documentary that connects the viewers with queer people from the past through the home movies that they left behind.  To make it, filmmaker Stu Maddox searched through closets, attics, and archives around the world to discover home movies, recorded news stories, and community productions; some of which date back to the 1930s.  This film offers a glimpse into the real lives of GLBTQ people from the past through hundreds of never-before-seen home movies.

Maddox’s previous films include Gen Silent, a widely used documentary about Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender older people hiding their lives to survive discrimination, bullying and abuse, and Bob and Jack’s 52-Year Adventure, a film about an Army sergeant who began an affair with his commanding officer in 1952.

Neighborhood Matters is a series that celebrates the ways in which community groups have shaped the neighborhoods surrounding the Northeastern campus. This series is co-curated by the Northeastern Center for the Arts and the Archives and Special Collections at the Northeastern University Library.

Archives and Special Collections at Northeastern University Libraries
The Archives and Special Collections at Northeastern University Libraries houses and carefully curates a diverse collection of historical records relating to Boston’s fight for social justice; preserving the history of Boston’s social movements, including civil & political rights, immigrants rights, homelessness and urban and environmental justice. They focus on the history of Boston’s African American, Asian American, LGBTQ, Latino and other communities, as well as Boston’s public infrastructure, neighborhoods, and natural environments.

The primary source materials they collect and make available are used by the community members, students, faculty, scholars, journalists, and others from across the world as evidence on which histories are built. An understanding of the past can help inspire the next generation of of leaders to fight for economic, political, and social rights.

Location

Raytheon Amphitheater

120 Forsyth Street
Boston, MA 02116