On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi, a documentary short by filmmakers Brandon and Skyler Gross, is about the relationship between their grandparents, Roman (Popi) and Ruth (Nani) Blank. They are both Holocaust survivors, who have been married for 65 years but that’s not the story. There’s a twist.
Roman, 95, reveals to his grandkids a BIG secret he’s been keeping for his whole life. He says in the film,
“For 90 years I was in pain – and still am. I never let you know or feel what is going on in my heart. Never. Until now.”
He goes on to say that he’s gay and that he’s kept his sexuality a secret for his entire life out of survival. Only one other person ever knew. Ruth.
Ruth first discovered her husband was gay way SEVENTY YEARS AGO and they went on to raise a family together and open a chain of beauty salons. (Beauty salon. That might have been a dead giveaway in the past, had they not been married…)
On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi premiered last weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Secrets, lies, and a senior (citizen) prom… Fall in love with Nani and Popi when "On My Way Out" premieres at @TIFF_NET 9/8. pic.twitter.com/uK7sQebJ5j
— On My Way Out (@OnMyWayOutMovie) August 24, 2017