8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION - Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 4:15 @The Ritz
Last month's screening of the new documentary 8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION was an eye-opening experience. The film's message, about the Mormon Church's project of homophobia and its borderline-illegal behavior in the heated Proposition 8 vote in California, resonated with us in a profound way. We also got a very overwhelming audience response in emails and blogs, saying how powerful the film is and demanding we show it again.
Don't say we never listen! When we read the name of one blog commenter, the brilliantly dubbed "Glitoris," we knew we had to engage this film for future dates. And that's exactly what we did. At the Ritz this weekend, we're doing two encore matinee screenings of the film. You asked for it, Glitoris, now you've got it.
In case you don't know what 8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION is, it is a very provocative documentary that chronicles the controversial California vote that revoked the right for gays to be married. At the forefront of this crusade against same-sex love is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, known colloquially as The Mormons. 8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION examines the role of the Mormon Church on this historic and much-maligned civil rights reversal, and the ties and conclusions it draws will shock and disgust you.
Shedding light on the structure of repression and shame that the Mormon Church has practiced against homosexuals for years, the film is a strong case against religious involvement in legal affairs and its destructive influence on the lives of millions of gay men and women. It's a highly emotional film that is not afraid to take a much-needed stance on this issue. It passionately fights against prejudice, judgment, and hate to present an educational and forward-thinking film.
We’re very proud to co-present this film with the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival. Don't miss your last chance to see this important doc: Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 4:15 @The Ritz.