You are invited to a private screening and discussion of Seventh-Gay Adventists: A film about faith on the margins at the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre on Sunday, June 3 at 1. p.m.
Seventh-Gay Adventists is a character-driven documentary about faith and identity set in the context of the Seventh-day Adventist church (the fastest growing denomination in the United States and one of the fastest growing denominations worldwide). 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. One of the couples featured in the film lives in the Vancouver, B.C. area, and much of their story was filmed in the area.
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, 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 the Vancouver area is a part of the story.
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,