Saturday Church

Year of Production:
In Post-Production
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Damon Cardasis
Luka Kain, Margot Bingham, Regina Taylor
Damon Cardasis, Rebecca Miller, Mandy Tagger Brockey, Adi Ezroni

Composer: Nathan Larson

The Bronx, New York City. 14-year-old Ulysses has just lost his father. His mother Amara is left to raise her two young children with the only help of their strict and conservative aunt Rose. Ulysses is now expected to be the man of the house and shoulder his responsibilities.

But the shy and effeminate Ulysses has another challenge to confront: he is not comfortable in his own skin. As his family pretends he is just going through a phase, Ulysses is also being bullied at school for his introversion and sensitivity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy for himself, filled with glimpses of beauty, dance and music.

Ulysses' life changes when he comes into contact with a vibrant community of transgender and other LGBT youth at a Saturday Church program, where he realises that he is not alone. He quickly has to take on a double life: satisfying his family’s desire to have him part of their religious community while digging deeper into his true identity. But his aunt is growing more and more suspicious, and the young man will soon be forced to reveal the truth about himself.

'Saturday Church' is a colourful and celebratory musical journey into the world of a boy struggling to find his own identity.

Debuting writer-director Damon Cardasis threads introspective songs and dance interludes into a tender coming-of-age story of queer identity exploration.

The transfixing mix of poetic intimacy, emotional...

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The 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, set for April 19-30, released its slate today, a roster that includes films from 28 countries and includes 78 world premieres, six international premieres, six North American premieres, two U.S. premieres,...

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Sales deal for feature produced by Maggie’s Plan producer Rebecca Miller.

WestEnd Films has acquired international rights to Saturday Church, the musical produced by Damon Cardasis and Rebecca Miller from Round Films (Maggie’s Plan) and...

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