A film by Beatrice Alda and Jennifer Brooke
64 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2008
Out Late is an inspirational and moving documentary about five individuals who made the courageous and life-altering decision to come out as lesbian, gay, or transgender, after the age of 55.
Why did they wait until their 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s to come out? And what was the turning point that caused each of them to openly declare their sexuality? From Canada to Florida to Kansas, we explore what ultimately led these dynamic individuals to make the liberating choice to live openly and honestly amongst their family, friends and community, perhaps for the first time in their lives. Their stories are “nothing less than extraordinary” (Maryland Film Festival).
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"Gives new meaning to ‘better late than never.’ A valuable film that could encourage young gays to live their lives without fear and secrets."
"Very moving - and so important." - Gloria Steinem
"OUT LATE is a powerful documentary that reveals emotional, untold stories from a formerly silent generation. It’s a liberating experience watching this well-made film, for it teaches us that it’s never too late to seize the day and live your life to its fullest."
"I predict a straight audience will be attracted to this brilliant work, be instructed by it and recommend it to friends. The GLBT folk will want this film to live –well – forever!"
"Depicts both the rush involved in claiming one’s sexual identity and the fear that having waited so long might make real romance impossible." - Boston Globe
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