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Coming Out Backyard Screening

Co-presented by Goethe Pop Up Houston


Jun 25, 2021, 07:00 PM Goethe Pop Up Houston Free Get Tickets

Join Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) and Goethe Pop Up Houston for a free backyard screening of the 1989 German film Coming Out along with an 80's DJ set from Houston's own DJ ESTEFF. Live music starts at 7pm and the film starts 8:30pm. Free snacks and drinks will be provided.

Tanya and Philipp work together and are both dedicated teachers. The two become close and move in together, where Tanya falls in love and gets pregnant. Things get complicated for Philipp when he meets Matthias, however, as they fall passionately in love. Philipp struggles with his identity and what to do; it is hard to overcome years of repressing his sexuality.

Coming Out premiered the night the Berlin Wall opened on November 9, 1989. It was filmed in part on location at gay hangouts in East Berlin, including the Friedrichshain Volkspark and the gay bars Schoppenstube und Zum Burgfrieden in Prenzlauer Berg. A little gem is a scene with the famous East German trans activist Charlotte von Mahlsdorf.

Country, Year Germany, 1989
DirectorHeiner Carow
WriterWolfram Witt
CastWerner Dissel, Matthias Freihof, Thomas Gumpert, Michael Gwisdek, Robert Hummel
Runtime113 MINS, SECS
Event TypeDJ Set, Free Event
Special Guests

Stephanie Saint Sanchez (DJ ESTEFF)

Stephanie Saint Sanchez is a by-any-means-necessary media artist, movie maker, and instigator. A Tejana raised in the MTV-era of the1980s, she received her first video camera at age 13 and was off and running, creating video stories and mini-epics. Under the banner La Chicana Laundry Pictures, she has written, produced, and directed more than 30 award-winning, genre-splitting short films. Her work has been screened extensively both locally and nationally.

She is the Founder and Executive Director of Senorita Cinema, an all-Latina Film Festival, which was selected as a Warhol Foundation Idea Fund recipient. She has served on QFest, Houston International LBGT film festival, and the Diverseworks Artist Advisory Board and is a Co-Founder of GenderReel Houston.

She is a recipient of a S.W.A.M.P. Emerging Filmmakers Fellowship, Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Award, The Lawndale Artist Studio Program, and was featured as one of Houston Press 100 Creatives.

When not making movies and hosting super fun events, Sanchez also makes art cars, VHS furniture, and her own line of dead celebrity prayer candles.