1572 California Street
San Francisco, California


Acclaimed drama addresses the conflict - and possible reconciliation - between homosexuality and Christianity.

Starts in San Francisco and Berkeley October 3, 2008

Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre – 1572 California St., San Francisco, (415) 267-4893

Tickets are $10.50 for general admission and $8.00 seniors and children

Showtimes 10/3-9: Fri-Sun at ; Mon-Thu at

Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas – 2230 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, (510) 464-5980

Tickets are $10.00 for general admission and $8.00 seniors and children

Showtimes 10/3-9: Fri-Thu at

Advance ticket purchase at: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/tickets and at theatre box office.

Official Film website at: http://www.firstrunfeatures.com/saveme_synopsis.html

SAVE ME is the acclaimed drama directed by Robert Cary about a young gay man and the Christian retreat he is brought into. A World Premiere at Sundance 2007 and selected as the Opening Night Film at OutFest Los Angeles later that year, SAVE ME is a subtly nuanced and deeply sympathetic look at both sides of one of the most polarizing religious and sexual debates in America: the conflict - and possible reconciliation - between homosexuality and Christianity.

Mark (Chad Allen) is a young gay man who is addicted to sex and drugs. After a particularly nasty binge his brother checks him into Genesis House, a Christian retreat in New Mexico miles from anywhere. Run by a compassionate husband and wife team, Gayle (Judith Light) and Ted (Stephen Lang) have made it their life's mission to cure young men of their 'gay affliction' through spiritual guidance. At first, Mark resists, but soon takes the message to heart and begins to bond with his fellow residents...in particular Scott (Robert Gant), a mentor charged with guiding Mark through his conversion. As their friendship evolves into romance, Mark and Scott are forced to confront their true selves, while Gayle and Ted find the values they hold as absolute truths to be threatened.

Powerful, restrained performances and a provocative yet believeable plot bring light to this contentious subject. Like the recent documentary For The Bible Tells Me So, SAVE ME offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.

"First-rate performances and assured direction. Chad Allen is revelatory...Gant's quiet performance is his best screen work." - Dan Loughry, IN Los Angeles Magazine

“A thoughtful, nuanced drama… a fine script … a genuine and sympathetic illustration of the painful divide between Christians and gays.” - Rafer Guzman, NY Newsday

“Compelling, wide-ranging understanding …ingeniously shows how oppression effects all sides of a familial rift…the actors are intensely committed.” - Armond White, NY Press

“Touching & Intriguing.” - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

“(Judith Light delivers) one of the year's best performances.” - Chuck Wilson, Village Voice

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