Saturday Church

Director: Damon Cardasis

Drama | Gay | Gender Diverse | Music | Queer | Trans | UNCLASSIFIED 15+ | 81 MINS | USA | 2017

Synopsis

‘Moonlight meets La La Land.’
– Variety

MELBOURNE PREMIERE

Ulysses is a gender non-conforming New York teen who is grieving the loss of their father. Ostracised at school, Ulysses is taken in by a group of trans youth and is introduced to the Saturday Church, a drop-in centre for at-risk queer teens.
The safe house is run by the street smart Joan (played by the irrepressible Kate Bornstein) and also hosts regular voguing dance-offs. Drawn to this vibrant ballroom scene, Ulysses begins to find a voice and even romance.
Drawing from a diverse cast of trans and gender non-conforming teens who themselves attend the program the film is based on, Saturday Church seamlessly blends musical numbers and fantasy alongside the harsh realities this group of young people face every day. Ultimately, this is an inspiring and hopeful cinematic experience.

Courtesy: WestEnd Films

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