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THE COMING BACK OUT BALL MOVIE – HUMANIST AND JOYOUS FILMMAKING. GIVEAWAY

Images credit: Bryony Jackson

The film begins with what we share in common. Black and white images of faces in closeup. Old faces, slightly concerned faces, been-there faces. When the colour hits the screen, after a brief explanation, we know we are not in Kansas anymore.  This is THE COMING BACK OUT BALL MOVIE, an observational feature documentary about a vibrant and celebratory ball held for, and to honour, older LGBTI+ people.  Robyn Archer is speaking from the dais before singing with the 30 piece orchestra… but I am getting ahead of myself.

This film now takes us back 15 months from this colourful showstopper of survival to when the project was first mooted by Melbourne based All the Queen’s Men, creators of theatrical and participatory art experiences. We meet Tristan Meecham who is the Artistic Director and who is on a mission to honour Queer elders.  His is the process voice, along with ally and joint AD Bec Reid, as we meet nine characters of community whose unflagging honesty will take them by roads less travelled to the Gala event. Continue reading THE COMING BACK OUT BALL MOVIE – HUMANIST AND JOYOUS FILMMAKING. GIVEAWAY