A riveting portrait of feminist disobedience executive produced by Susan Sarandon
Available digitally starting September 14, 2016
New York, NY — The Cinema Guild is proud to announce the digital release of the acclaimed documentary Radical Grace. A riveting portrait of feminist disobedience executive produced by Susan Sarandon, Radical Grace follows three extraordinary American Catholic nuns—including Sister Simone Campbell who plays a pivotal role in the nationally organization of the Nuns on the Bus—who faithfully honor their vow of obedience to God, even when it means angering the Church hierarchy. The film will be available on iTunes on September 20th and on VUDU and Google Play starting September 27th.
When the Vatican reprimands U.S. nuns — citing their “radical feminism” — three fearless nuns risk their place in the Church to follow another higher calling: social justice. One sister takes on Church patriarchy, another finds hope in the former prisoners she counsels, and the third launches a cross-country Nuns on the Bus tour, leveraging her newfound fame to spotlight social needs. Following their struggles through the election of Pope Francis, Radical Grace captures a period of dramatic transformation as the Catholic Church grapples with the modern word.
Susan Sarandon on Radical Grace:
Video testimonial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXv2CNdpNkA
“In this time where political leaders are attempting to divide us, it is critical that we understand we are all deeply interconnected. Sometimes we can all lose touch not only with each other but with our own inner-selves. We can be distracted by fears or anxieties. So I wanted to tell you about Radical Grace, a film I Executive Produced. Radical Grace inspires us with the joy of community and service. As Sister Simone says in the film, “The only time we are fully human is when we’re connected to each other.”
A film for people of all faiths and no faith, Radical Grace tells the stories of three Catholic nuns who live a spirituality that’s empowering and inclusive. The sisters are grassroots activists. They work for social justice– even when it means challenging sexism in their own Catholic Church. I connected deeply with the spirituality of social justice embodied in my character, Sister Helen, in Dead Man Walking. And now I’m excited to share the inspiring stories of Sister Chris, Sister Jean and Sister Simone from Radical Grace with you.
You must see this film. Visit RadicalGraceFilm.com. Watch it, host a screening, tell your friends! Get connected with Radical Grace.”
A film by Rebecca Parrish
TRT: 86 minutes
Official website: http://radicalgracefilm.com/
Screeners available for review purposes
Director Rebecca Parrish available for interviews
About The Cinema Guild
The Cinema Guild is a preeminent distributor of independent, foreign and documentary film. Upcoming theatrical releases include Albert Serra’s The Death of Louis XIV, Patrick Shen’s In Pursuit of Silence, Josie Swantek Heitz ‘ and Dave Adams’ The Wrong Light and Mehrdad Oskouei’s Starless Dreams.
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