The Coming Back Out Ball Movie

Australian documentary following a group of older LGBTI+ people as they prepare to attend a ball celebrating their identity.

"Director Sue Thomson documents the process as All The Queens Men puts the event together and – most importantly – captures the stories of key elders being honoured at the Ball. The resulting film, supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, is a life-affirming love letter to senior members of the ‘alphabet’ community, and to Melbourne, with an important message about the necessity of pride, acceptance, equality and dignity at all stages of life – and a whole lot of dancing!" (Melbourne International Film Festival)


Directed by

  • Sue Thomson('Boys and Balls', 'Tempest at the Drop-in')

Documentary, Festival & Independent


Rating: MA15+ Strong coarse language


Sydney Morning Herald


The ball itself is a triumph, capped by the result of the same-sex marriage vote two days later, and this funny, joyous and very human film stands as a rousing tribute to the difference it should make to so many lives.