THE COMING BACK OUT BALL MOVIE
Sue Thomson; 2018; Australia; 82 min.; US Premiere
Go down under in this grand tribute to LGBTQI seniors as they are invited to a celebratory ball in their honor during the contentious marriage equality debate in Australia. Often forced back into the closet in care facilities—or simply assumed to be heterosexual after they turn grey—this cast of wildly colorful characters share their fascinating life stories with insight and humor. Determined to come back out after decades of discrimination and isolation, these elders celebrate their gender and sexual identities with a vigorous newfound freedom. Filled with exuberant performances from the gala, this genuine and rare look at the struggles and joys of aging will have you standing and cheering.
Sponsored by BECU