14 August 2018
The 2018 Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) will close this weekend with a screening of The Coming Back Out Ball Movie, a joyous and life-affirming celebration of Melbourne’s LGBTIQ seniors.
Set against the backdrop of a spectacular ball held in their honour, this feature documentary explores the heart-breaking and heart-warming life stories of LGBTIQ elders. In a world that is rapidly changing for the LGBTIQ community around the world, this honest and heartfelt story allows us to witness some of the cast experiencing acceptance and love for the very first time in their lives.
Held in October 2017 at the height of the marriage equality debate, The Coming Back Out Ball was created by Victorian company All The Queen’s Men, led by artists Bec Reid and Creators Fund recipient Tristan Meecham.
The development of the ball and the community-based creative events held in the lead up were supported through Creative Victoria’s VicArts Grants program, while the documentary received support through the MIFF Premiere Fund and Film Victoria’s Assigned Production Investment program.
The Coming Back Out Ball Movie is the official closing night film for MIFF 2018, capping off 17 days of exceptional cinema experiences from at home and around the world.
Tickets for the 7.15pm screening on Saturday 19 August are selling fast.