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Come Join Us at The Gene Siskel Theater for Radical Grace

We’re very excited to announce that Radical Grace will be running at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago from Nov 6-12. This is a really special run because each screening will be followed by panel discussions and Q&As on topics like “Empowering Women in Faith Communities,” “Christian and Islamic Feminisms,” and “Transforming Religious Patriarchy”. You can find the full schedule and purchase tickets here.

Each Radical Grace screening has brought together such an interesting, passionate audience. Our team has truly enjoyed meeting them and learning about their connections to the film. And, we recently put together a short video of the Radical Grace audience at the Chicago International Film Festival in October. Check out the video below for a preview of what we think will be some enlightening conversations during our run at The Siskel Film Center.

As always, if you can’t make it to a screening we’ve scheduled, please reach out and let us know you are interested in hosting your own screening.  We would love to help you facilitate it!

Announcing our American Premiere!

UPDATE: Tickets for our two festival screenings at AFI Docs are now on sale. Buy tickets to see Radical Grace Saturday, June 20th at 1 PM or Sunday, June 21st at 7:15 PM.  

The past few months have been full of eAFI Docs Official Selectionxciting news and it just keeps coming. This week, we’re pleased to announce that we finally have an American premiere! Radical Grace will be showing June 20th and 21st at AFI Docs film festival in Washington D.C.

AFI is a perfect next step for us for many reasons. For one thing, it’s fitting to have our American premiere in the hometown of one of our protagonists — Washington D.C. is where Sister Simone lives and works for economic justice with her organization NETWORK Lobby. Being in the country’s capital also gives us the opportunity to expand our audience to feminist organizations and political leaders. We’re excited to lift up progressive faith voices in a city with such a vital concentration of activist work.

And of course, if you can make it, we’d love to see you there!

Announcing our World Premiere – Hot Docs 2015!

Hot Docs 2015 Laurels

We are so excited to share some wonderful news:

Our film Radical Grace will have its World Premiere on April 28th at the Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto! Hot Docs is a top-tier film festival for documentaries, and we’re honored to be a part of the lineup.

It’s a crucial time to share the stories of Sister Simone, Sister Chris, and Sister Jean with the world — that’s why we’re reaching back out to our wonderful, inspiring supporters to request your help in getting there.

Pope Francis is changing the Vatican’s conservative tone in many ways — but progress on women’s leadership has a long way to go. What does it mean for the sisters, and the future of the Catholic faith more broadly? What does it say about women’s place in society, across all faiths? We hope that our film can be a jumping off point to discuss these critical issues.

As we prepare for the festival, we’re working like mad to finish the film — but there are important hard costs that we still need to fundraise for: sound mixing, music from our great new composer, licensing for news clips and archival footage, and our legal costs.

We need to raise $30,000 to cover our final costs.

Will you consider making another donation to Radical Grace to help finish (yes, for real – finish!!) the film before April?

http://radicalgracefilm.com/donate

We are so grateful for your financial support, but also for your help in sharing our project and rooting for us all along the way.

Thank you so much for everything.

– Rebecca, Nicole, and the Radical Grace Team