Too neat a bow is tied on selective excerpts from exterior life with little notion of the man in this hurried-through documentary. As with much run-rate documentary it's too smooth, too illustrative and too scared of standing still for a minute to reflect. A maudlin constant-soundtrack spells out required emotions in case you were in any doubt.
Wonderful doc tracing the life of Vito Russo; film historian, author, gay rights/ aids activist, best known for 'The Celluloid Closet". Pic has a real affinity with who Vito truly was and his impact not only his own community but on America. Through his examination of gay life potrayed on screen he reached a generation helping teach them to overcome their programmed self loathing and to take pride in who they are..