Out Spoken: A Vito Russo Reader (White Crane Books)
Bruce Vilanch, Jeffrey Schwarz, Michael Kearns, Mark Thompson, and other special guests will read from the new anthology of the writings of film historian and gay activist Vito Russo, perhaps best known as the author of the seminal book of film criticism, The Celluloid Closet.
"Vito Russo was an incisive film historian, a fiery activist, and a
sweet, gentle guy. All his textures are beautifully captured in these
collected works, which reinforce his standing as a literate provocateur
who helped create the modern gay movement."
-- Michael Musto, Village Voice
These books are published to coincide with a new documentary by Jeffrey Schwarz, Vito, airing on HBO in July, so be sure to check out this performance of Russo's writing in his own words before seeing the new film on his life!