Documentary, 63 minutes *In English and with English subtitles
The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Denis Parrot and Nora Philippe
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Through a montage of compelling videos posted on the Internet by young gay, bi, lesbian, or transgender people from different parts of the world, Out makes us experience from within the groundbreaking moment of their coming out – after which their intimate and social lives shall be forever changed. Denis Parrot’s powerfully transformative film explores empathy, online and in real life, showing moments of solidarity, apprehension, and hope.
Denis Parrot is a film editor, graphic designer, and animation artist. Out is his first documentary film as a director, based on the research and viewing of 1200 videos of coming out “live,” published on the web.
This event is featured as part of the film festival, Mauvais Genres: French Cinema Takes on Gender organized by the Columbia Maison Française and curated by Nora Philippe. Additional support is provided by Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Knapp Family Foundation, Paul LeClerc Centennial Fund, Columbia University Institute for Ideas and Imagination, Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.