Vito (film)

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Directed byJeffrey Schwarz
Produced byJeffrey Schwarz
Bryan Singer
StarringVito Russo
CinematographyDavid Quantic
Edited byPhilip Harrison
Music byMiriam Cutler
Distributed byFirst Run Features
Release date
  • October 14, 2011 (2011-10-14) (New York Film Festival)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States

Vito is a 2011 American documentary film produced and directed by Jeffrey Schwarz of the Los Angeles-based production company Automat Pictures. The film documents the life of Vito Russo, gay activist, film scholar, and author of The Celluloid Closet.[1][2]

Vito premiered at the 2011 New York Film Festival,[3] went on to screen within such festivals as Maryland Film Festival, and made its television debut on HBO in July 2012.[1] The DVD was released by First Run Features in April 2013.[4]



  1. ^ a b Genzlinger, Neil (22 July 2012). "'Vito,' a Documentary About Vito Russo, on HBO". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  2. ^ Rooney, David (14 October 2011). "Vito: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  3. ^ Musto, Michael. "Vito Russo Documentary Makes The New York Film Festival". Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  4. ^ "DVD Review: 'Vito'". CineVue. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2019.

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