Film screening Pop Up Kino: Coming Out

Coming Out Photo (detail): © DEFA-Stiftung

Thu, 06/13/2019

MATCH (Matchbox 4)

3400 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002

Pop Up Kino is a monthly film series celebrating German cinema from the East to the West and from the Weimar period to the Contemporary. Throughout the year a curated selection of films will be screened at MATCH and introduced by a special guest presenter.
Closing out a selection of East German films, Pop Up Kino presents Coming Out.

Coming Out, 1989
Directed by Heiner Carow
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.
Free admission. Reserve a spot at:

Doors open at 6:30. Starts at 7. 
This event is in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and Kanopy as a part of the Wunderbar – Celebrating German Film project. Stream 48 German films for free at