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Vito (2013)





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In the aftermath of Stonewall, a newly politicized Vito Russo found his voice as a gay activist and critic of LGBT representation in the media. He went on to write "The Celluloid Closet," the first book to critique Hollywood's portrayals of gays on screen. During the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Vito became a passionate advocate for justice via the newly formed ACT UP, before his death in 1990. (c) Official Site
NR (not rated)
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Vito

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Vito Russo is a real-life hero. Vito, the documentary, tells us why.

Full Review… | July 19, 2012
Toronto Star
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This documentary helps immortalise a man with a message of freedom, change, and achievement - one which may have been forgotten.

Full Review… | April 16, 2013

What remains of that great voice in archive form is a huge part of the film's success ...

Full Review… | February 27, 2013

Audience Reviews for Vito

"Vito" is informative and moving as it paints the portrait of a truly unique individual in the LGBT rights movement. Filled with relevant footage and photos, the story is told though interviews with some presumably hard-to-get figures. "Vito" is an expertly crafted documentary well worth watching.

Christian C
Christian C

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Brilliant subject for the HBO documentary treatment. Not only an in depth look at a leader but a memorable chronicle of the early gay movement in New York.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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