Coming Out (Free – Youth Film)
Alden Peters, 2015, USA, 72 mins.
Queer Youth Celebration! – Free Admission
Filmmaker Alden Peters is coming out of the closet to his friends and family…on camera. Their filmed reactions range from happy tears to denial, but the overall result is acceptance of Peters’ formerly painful secret. As his story unfolds, Peters investigates his new “out” community, begging for guidance as to how exactly “it gets better.” What he finds instead is the courage to forge his own way, while shared coming out stories prove that we are not alone. (Samantha Mitchell)
Preceded by: Filip (Nathalie Álvarez Mensen, 2015, Sweden, 12 min.) Filip idolizes his older brother Sebastian but he isn’t quite sure how to deal with the affection he sees between Sebastian and his friend.
My First Drag Show (Brian Graves, 2016, USA, 5 min.) LGBTQA students at Florida State University find friendship and a home in regular performance nights on campus.