While the Hidden Perspectives team is staying ‘Sober for October’ we are also looking forward to the film festival at the Showroom Cinema. Below are movie synopses and trailers to give you a taste of what is to come! Don’t forget that God Loves Uganda will also be accompanied by a panel discussion, so keep tuned in to the blog for more info.
In the Name Of
Producer Agnieszka Kurzydlo and director Malgorzata Szumowska’s premiered In the Name Of at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival in 2013 and won the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the Festival. The film focuses on a Polish Catholic priest named Adam who was transferred from to a rural village where he acts as a priest and oversees an underprivileged young boys centre. Everyone, other than his new more-than-close friend Eva knows that Adam is hiding something. This film portrays multiple perspectives and highlights the internal conflicts Adam endures due to his profession as a priest and his relationship with another man.
Any Day Now
Set in the 70s, co-writers Travis Fine and George Arthur Bloom explore two men’s relationship as the film follows a gay couple’s battle against an unjust and prejudiced legal system. The two men are fighting to be granted custody over an abandoned child with Down Syndrome, yet face problems due to the relationship.
God Loves Uganda
This film focuses on religious leaders from both America and Uganda who are dealing with issues of homosexuality, which is regarded as immoral, and the work of American missionaries to have Ugandans adhere to biblical law. The movie looks at an evangelical campaign to instil African culture with morals and viewpoints brought to Africa from America’s Christian Right.