<i>Boys Don’t Cry</i> director, University of Chicago alumna to explore “The Celluloid Closet: LGBT in Film”
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June 16, 2005 Press Contact: Josh Schonwald
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Boys Don’t Cry director, University of Chicago alumna to explore “The Celluloid Closet: LGBT in Film”

Kimberly Peirce, writer and director of the Academy Award-winning film Boys Don’t Cry and a 1990 graduate of the University of Chicago, will address the roles that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals play in cinema, both in front of and behind the camera.

Joining Peirce in the discussion are Ron Gregg, Programming Director of the University’s Committee on Cinema & Media Studies, and Chicago Sun-Times entertainment columnist Bill Zwecker.

Thursday, June 23, with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the discussion at 6:30 p.m.

The reception is at The Second City, 1616 N. Wells St., with the discussion next door at Loews Piper’s Alley Theater, 1608 N. Wells St.

Admission is $10; $5 for students and members of the Chicago Historical Society. Tickets may be purchased by calling (312) 642-4600 or visiting www.chicagohistory.org.

Background: “The Celluloid Closet: LBGT in Film” is a joint presentation of the Chicago Historical Society and the University of Chicago’s Lesbian and Gay Studies Project. The presentation concludes the second year of programming of “Out at CHS: Exploring the LGBT Past,” a multi-year initiative that explores the history of the LGBT community both in Chicago and across the country.


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