Outfest West Hollywood Series: COMING OUT 25TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING
COMING OUT 25TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING
WED | OCT. 1 | 7:30 PM | West Hollywood City Council Chambers at West Hollywood Library
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of COMING OUT, the first (and only) LGBT-themed film produced in East Germany. The film holds another unique place in world history: during its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, the Berlin Wall began to be dismantled.
After the film there will be a post-screening discussion with Outfest UCLA Legacy Project Manager Alice Royer with guests from the Wende Museum and the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, the collaborators for this screening.
Anecdote about Coming Out: The film premiered in East-Berlin on 9 November 1989. When the news broke that the border between East and West had been opened, the film was stopped and the audience was informed about the event taking place outside the cinema. The vast majority of the audience demanded to see the rest of the film before joining the masses outside.
For more information about the film, follow link below.
Outfest Members may enter the discount code to purchase tickets at the $6 price.
Free Validated Parking will be available in the five story public/park structure.
ABOUT THIS SERIES:
Outfest, the leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) stories on the screen, announces a new program: Outfest West Hollywood Series, a monthly program featuring films and discussions of interest to LGBT audiences at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers at West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. in West Hollywood. The program will be the first Wednesday of the month throughout the year and is made possible in part from a grant from the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission
"We are delighted to work with the City of West Hollywood to present a series of films and conversation that will address issues and ideas specific to the LGBT community while offering compelling and provocative entertainment to audiences of all stripes," says KP Pepe, Outfest Director of Programming. "The new library has become a hub for the community at large, and Outfest looks forward to adding it to our many programming venues located throughout the greater metropolitan area."
ABOUT THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD:
The City of West Hollywood, also known as The Creative City, has a strong commitment to providing accessible arts and cultural events programming for its diverse community and visitors. This commitment led to the building of the West Hollywood Library in 2011, which has served as a hub of cultural programming in the area. Through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission, the City presents numerous film screenings, exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural events throughout the year, as well as an entire month of LGBTQ arts events during June Pride month. For more information on these West Hollywood arts and cultural events, please visit www.weho.org/arts and www.weho.org/pride.
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West Hollywood City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library
625 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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