The Coming Back Out Ball Movie
Selected as the closing night film of the Melbourne International Film Festival 2018, The Coming Back Out Ball Movie is a heartwarming documentary guaranteed to move audiences.
Sue Thomson’s film chronicles the staging of Melbourne’s inaugural Coming Back Out Ball, a star-studded event held in honour of the city’s LGBTIQ elders.
The film introduces 12 elders who attended the ball and shares stories of life in less tolerant times amidst ignorance, self denial, and sometimes persecution. The subjects share their thoughts on the challenges of ageing and the joy of finally feeling accepted after decades of social and cultural isolation.
Bursting with colour, humour, and wisdom, The Coming Back out Ball Movie reinforces the importance of identity and community regardless of age. Don’t miss this uplifting and vital record of Australia’s LGBTIQ history told via a group of remarkable seniors looking forward to their rainbow coloured futures.
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