Saints and Sinners
SAINTS AND SINNERS, a documentary by Abigail Honor and Yan Vizinberg,
follows the challenging and emotional journey of a devoutly Catholic gay
couple determined to marry in a Catholic church. Caring more about
formalizing their seven-year union within the Catholic tradition than
with legal recognition by the state, Edward DeBonis and Vincent
Maniscalco pursue their dream, despite the expected rejection from the
local church hierarchy. Even as previously supportive family members
express their reservations about receiving communion from a gay Catholic
priest, Edward and Vincent audaciously seek to become the first gay
couple to have their wedding announcement published in the New York
Times. SAINTS AND SINNERS is a highly timely vision of love and
commitment, which demonstrates that the struggle for equal rights is not
just about legal benefits, but the aspiration to find acceptance and
affirmation, rather than rejection, from one's chosen religion.
Direceted by Abigail Honor and Yan Vizinberg; USA 2004; 71 mins.
The Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project and the Michigan Theater proudly
present the Ann Arbor Human Rights Film Festival featuring three
selections from the Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival: JUVIES,
PERSONS OF INTEREST, and SAINTS AND SINNERS. See screening
schedule and film descriptions below.
The festival is a benefit for the Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project and
the Michigan Theater. For sponsorship opportunities please contact
Jeremy Merklinger, at (734) 754-0467 or jeremy(at)wrap-up.org .
All films will be shown in the Michigan Theater Screening Room., 603 E.
Liberty, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Regular Michigan Theater ticket prices
will apply. Theater passes will be accepted.
Added by arborupdate on May 12, 2005