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MQFF – Coming Out (Youth Program) Film & Panel
March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+11
‘Rookie filmmaker Peters scores with his feature debut’ – Yes! Weekly
This charming documentary follows young NYU filmmaker Alden Peters as he travels across America coming out to his family and friends, boldly capturing every heart warming, genuinely moving and sometimes hilarious encounters over the course of a year. Blending his own very personal story with tales of other queer teenagers coming out on YouTube, this film shows that while technology may have advanced, fundamental emotions remain the same.
FOLLOWED BY A POST SCREENING PANEL DISCUSSION
with Edward Vong and Roj Amedi, chaired by Brigid Canny. This panel will explore coming out journeys through the personal stories of our panelists. The conversation will cover themes around visibility and passing, finding community and what it means to affirm your gender identity or sexuality as a young person.