Free Film Screening and Discussion: Coming Out (1989)
Still: Coming Out, © Heiner Carow | DEFA
About the Event:
On National Coming Out Day, Connects at Robson Square has partnered with the UBC Public Humanities Hub to present a free screening of Heiner Carow’s landmark film, Coming Out, the first – and last – East German film to deal openly with homosexuality. It was the last because Coming Out was also released in cinemas on the day (November 9, 1989) that the Berlin Wall came down, an event that overshadowed the film’s initial release – even as the film has become a cult classic.
The screening also coincides with the publication of Professor Kyle Frackman’s landmark study of the film, published by Boydell & Brewster in 2022 – and Professor Frackman will lead a discussion about the film after the screening.
This is the second of five free screenings that will be held at Robson Square as part of the Cinema Thinks the World series.
6:00 PM: Doors open, light snacks and beverages will be provided
6:30 PM: Program begins
6:45 PM: Film starts
8:30 PM: Discussion, Q&A Period
9:30 PM: Program ends
Date: October 11, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: UBC Robson Square | 800 Robson Street | Vancouver, BC