You are invited to a private screening of Seventh-Gay Adventists: A film about faith on the margins at the Cameo Cinema in St. Helena, CA on Sunday, April 22nd at 11:15 a.m.
Seventh-Gay Adventists is a character-driven documentary about faith and identity set in the context of the Seventh-day Adventist church. The film follows three gay and lesbian Seventh-day Adventists as they wrestle with how to reconcile their sexual orientation and their deeply held faith, and it explores what it means to belong in a faith community as close-knit as Adventism when you find yourself on the margins.
We've been working on this film for three years, and our goal has always been to spark thoughtful dialogue through the lens of story around an issue that is clearly an important issue for our time. So far the response to the preview screenings has been incredibly positive that the film's tone and emphasis on stories is the right way to move this conversation forward in a positive way in the church, regardless of theological differences. We hope you can be part of this dialogue.
The film is still in the very early stage of being released, and we are looking forward to the input and thoughts of this community, particularly since we have deep roots in the Napa Valley and at PUC. Two of the people featured in the film who are from the Bay Area will be present for a Q & A after the screening as well.
The screening is free of charge. (Donations will be accepted to help cover screening costs.) Please feel free to share this invitation with others you think would be interested in attending.
Looking forward to conversing with you,
Stephen Eyer & Daneen Akers,