In the Closet

Gay and Lesbian Portrayals in Movies Before the Stonewall Riots (1969)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Connie Hossier, Instructor
Scott Badman, Instructor

Eight Sessions:
Mondays at 3:30 pm until 6:30 pm
January 27, 2014 to March 17, 2014

Three hours per session with a feature film in the first half, followed by a break, then a discussion the second half.

Movie Schedule

Jan. 27, 2014       Session 1    The Celluloid Closet (1995 documentary)
                                       Links, Presentations, and Handouts

Feb. 3, 2014       Session 2    Different from the Others (1919) and
                    Madchen in Uniform (1931)
                                       Links, Presentations, and Handouts
Feb. 10, 2014       Session 3    The Gay Divorcee (1934)
                                       Links, Presentations, and Handouts
Feb. 17, 2014       Session 4    Tea and Sympathy (1956)
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Feb. 24, 2014       Session 5    The Children's Hour (1961)
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Mar. 3, 2014       Session 6    Victim (1961)
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Mar. 10, 2014       Session 7    The Fox (1967)
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Mar. 17, 2014       Session 8    The Boys in the Band (1970)
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Background Pictures (repeating in threes):

Top Row: Stonewall Inn in 1969, Sign at a gay pride march, Our favorite flower

Middle Row: Dorothy Arzner and Lucille Ball, Pride Flag, '50's Heartbreaker

Bottom Row: Birds Not-of-a-Feather, Tab Hunter and Roddy McDowell, George Segal sculpture, Sheridan Square, New York City