Reel in the Closet Reception + Film Ticket
Reel In The Closet is a feature-length documentary that lets us connect with queer people from the past through the rare home movies that they left for us.
From Director Stu Maddux:
"I was searching for a way to really understand the people who came before me, not just read about them. I discovered old queer home movies dating back to the 1930s in closets and attics around the world. There were also all these recorded news stories and community productions that they left behind. I spent three years making a documentary that I hope lets you feel what I felt the first time I saw one of these movies. But a big part of the story for me are not the few movies that have been saved but all the ones being thrown out- sometimes on purpose. In a decade, most will be destroyed or no longer playable. We will never get that feeling back."
The film will benefit the LGBT Elder Advocates of WNC, a grassroots organization affiliated with the Blue Ridge Pride Center. Serving to enrich the lives of the older LGBT community in Western North Carolina through educational opportunities, promoting equity of services, providing access to caregivers supports, promoting intergenerational cooperation and creating social opportunities for older LGBT individuals. LGBT Elder Advocates of WNC's mission is to improve the lives of older LGBT adults in Western North Carolina by (1) connecting people to resources; and (2) promoting cultural change by raising awareness and providing education.
Fine Arts Theatre (View)
36 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801