SATURDAY CHURCH Opens Today
SATURDAY CHURCH Opens in New York and Los Angeles, on demand and on all digital platforms on January 12th.
SATURDAY CHURCH tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy, who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as "man of the house" after the death of his father. Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt, Ulysses is also struggling with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy filled with dance and music. Ulysses' journey takes a turn for the better when he encounters a vibrant transgender community, who take him to "Saturday Church," a program for LGBTQ youth. Ulysses manages to keep his two worlds apart; appeasing his aunt and discovering his passion for the NYC ball scene, and voguing, until his double life is revealed. Ulysses must find the courage to be who he truly is, all while risking losing those he cares about most.
**Winner: OUTFEST 2017 - Best Actor: Luka Kain** **TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - Audience Award: Runner-Up** **BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - Official Selection**
TRT: 82 min.
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Director: Damon Cardasis
Writer: Damon Cardasis
Cast: Luka Kain, Margot Bingham, Regina Taylor, Marquis Rodriguez, Mj Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Alexia Garcia, Kate Bornstein, Jaylin Fletcher
Producers: Mandy Tagger-Brockey, Adi Ezroni, Damon Cardasis, Rebecca Miller
Executive Producers: Sharon Chang, Luigi Caiola, Isabel Henderson, Lia Mayer-Sommer, Kirk Michael Fellows