DEFA Films: Coming Out @ Clinton Street Theater, Portland [13 June]

DEFA Films: Coming Out

19:00 - 22:00

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Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, Oregon 97202
In our Monthly Film Series, we will show a variety of GERMAN or GERMAN language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, audiences will now have a chance to see these films on a regular basis at the CLINTON STREET THEATER. (Children movies will be playing on Sunday afternoons – please check our website.) All films are with English subtitles.

WED. June 13, 2018 – 7:00 PM

Coming Out

GDR, 1989, 108 min, Color
In German; English subtitles

Director: Heiner Carow
Cast: Werner Dissel, Matthias Freihof, Thomas Gumpert, Michael Gwisdek, Robert Hummel, Gertraud Kreißig

As a boy, Philipp was strongly attracted to his best friend, but he put that behind him in order to live within the “norm.” He meets a shy girl who falls for him, and soon the couple is sharing an apartment. But Philipp cannot deny his passionate desire for a young man. After years of repressing his sexuality, he finally accepts himself for who he truly is.

Hailed as the first and only feature film about gay life ever produced in communist East Germany, Coming Out premiered on the night the Berlin Wall opened, November 9, 1989.
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