The Worst Thing About Coming Out

The Multicultural Committee would like to remind you to go see the screening THIS FRIDAY of The Worst Thing About Coming Out, directed by our very own professor of film Rob Schmidt Barracano.

What could be better?  How about a panel discussion immediately following at 3.30 with some great guests including our very own Ame Lambert and Eric Ronis!

And it’s very close by, right down the road in fact.  Here are the details:

  •  Friday the 11th
  • Screening 2:30 pm
  • Panel Discussion 3:30 pm
  • at Film House on the Third Floor of the Lake and College Building, at Sixty Lake Street, in Burlington, Vermont

 October 11 — Champlain at the Vermont International Film Festival (Oct. 11-20)

National Coming Out Day will feature a panel discussion on identity, with panelists including barracano_robChamplainers.

Contact: Asst. Prof. Rob Schmidt Barracano,,

Where and when: Film House, Third Floor of the Lake and College Building, at 60 Lake Street, in Burlington; screening, 2:30 pm; panel discussion, 3:30 pm

Dr. Ame Lambert and Eric Ronis of Champlain College, and Dr. Kim Fountain of RU12, will sit on the panel along with guests from the documentary and other community representatives.

Other panelists include:

  • Representative Joanna Cole
  • Dr. Kim Fountain, Executive Director of RU12?
  • Tate Bates, documentary participant, formerly Tess Bates
  • John Chagnon, Health and Wellness Coordinator, RU12?
  • Moderator  Prof. Rob Schmidt Barracano, filmmaker

SELF IDENTITY + “HOME:” Our Selves in Community.
“To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”  —William Shakespeare

The event will also mark the official premier of the documentary, “The Worst Thing About Coming Out.”  Both events are part of the Vermont International Film Festival and on the festival’s opening day.  They are free.

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