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Out by Denis Parrot (2018)

Mauvais Genres Film Festival

dateOctober 12, 2021 timeTuesday, 7:00pm EDT locationColumbia UniversityCOWIN AUDITORIUM (HORACE MANN HALL 147) IN TEACHERS COLLEGE
  • Open to Columbia University Community only. RSVP with CUID required.

  • Cultural Services of the French Embassy
  • Institute for Ideas and Imagination
  • Paul LeClerc Centennial Fund
  • Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Columbia Maison Française
  • First come, first seated
  • Photo ID required for entry
Film poster for Out

Out by Denis Parrot (2018)
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MAUVAIS GENRES: Columbia Maison Française Film Festival

Documentary, 63 minutes
*In English and other languages subtitled in English

The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Denis Parrot and Nora Philippe

Through a montage of compelling videos posted on the Internet by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth 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. Outis his first documentary film as a director, based on the research and viewing of 1200 videos of coming out “live,” published on the web.

To watch the trailer, please click here.

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.

Please email [email protected] to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs. This event will be recorded. By being electronically present, you consent to the Maison Française using such video for promotional purposes.