Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 1:00 PM
This coming of age drama focuses on the lives of three high school seniors in South Carolina and their strong ties to their Baptist church. Brea is the daughter of the pastor who questions her faith; Tim is a budding filmmaker and well-liked son of a widower father who is starting to deal with his homosexuality; and Laura is a budding Bible-thumper who has a hard time coming to terms with the slow drift away from her old friends as they prepare for a new life in New York after high school. Add to the mix the young church music director Austin who has a major secret regarding his own sexual orientation and his quietly suffering wife Elizabeth who just wishes her husband would show some physical interest in her. This sensitively-told story shows a realistic view of how people in this sort of religious environment deal with their sexuality, or can’t deal with it at all.
Dir. Stephen Cone, 2011, USA, 91 mins.