SATURDAY CHURCH

Showings

Scene 1 Mon, May 20 6:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Pride at FilmScene
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:82 minutes
Director:Damon Cardasis
Year Released:2017
Production Country:USA
Language:English

Description

Presented in partnership with Iowa City Pride!

"A disarmingly and consistently sensitive movie." - Glenn Kenny, New York Times

"Shows the importance - in some cases, life-or-death importance - of creating your own family, and finding your home."
- Sheila O'Malley, rogerebert.com

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Tribeca Film Festival
WINNER - Outfest: Best Actor

Saturday Church tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy, who find himself coping with new responsibilities as "man of the house" after the death of his father. Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt, Ulysses is also struggling with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy filled with dance and music. Ulysses' journey takes a turn for the better when he encounters a vibrant transgender community, who take him to "Saturday Church", a program for LGBTQ youth. Ulysses manages to keep his two worlds apart; appeasing his aunt and discovering his passion for the NYC ball scene, and voguing, until his double life is revealed. Ulysses must find the courage to be who he truly is, all while risking losing those he cares about most.

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