LOVE THE SINNER

  • Saturday April 28

    h. 15.00

  • SALA KODAK - SALA VOLONTÉ

    Casa del Cinema

  • Directed by Jessica Devaney - Geeta Gandbhir, USA 2016, 17’

    Short Fictions – EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Synopsis

“Love The Sinner” is a personal documentary exploring the connection between Christian communities and homophobia, after the wake provoked by the 2016 stunning shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The author, the queer filmmaker Jessica Devaney, grew up deeply immersed in an Evangelical Community in Florida. After breaking with her youth as a nationally recognized activist and leader among conservative Evangelicals, Jessica left Florida and didn’t look back. She built a life that took her as far away from home as possible. Over time, her daily life became a progressive echo chamber. The mass shooting at Pulse was a wakeup call. She asked herself many questions, after such a horrible shooting. By avoiding hard conversations with church leadership, had she missed opportunities to challenge homophobia? “Love The Sinner” analyzes and probes our responsibility to face bias in our communities and push for dignity and equality for all.