Wednesday, November 15 4 PM and 7 PM
Seventeen-year-old Jem Starling struggles to define her place within her fundamentalist Christian community in rural Kentucky. Even her greatest joy — the church dance group — is tempered by worry that her love of dance is actually sinful. She's caught between a burgeoning awareness of her own sexuality and an instinctive resistance to her mom’s insistence that the time has come to begin courting. Jenn finds respite from her confusion in the encouragement of her youth pastor Owen, who is likewise drawn to the blossoming young woman’s attention.
Parmet’s strong script and surety behind the camera navigates the audience through this complicated story of religion and sexuality, patriarchy and power, brought to eerily accurate life by the ensemble of excellent actors.The Wrap; Katie Walsh
English, 1 hour 56 minutes