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SGA Film Screening - Portland

Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

SGA Film Screening - Portland

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You are invited to a screening of the new documentary film, Seventh-Gay Adventists: A film about faith on the margins. This film follows the stories of three gay and lesbian Adventists as they struggle to be true to themselves and their faith. The film is set in the context of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the fastest growing denomination in the United States, but the film's themes of belonging, identity, and wrestling to know who you are and how you relate to your faith has been resonating with viewers around the country, some of whom can't tell their Adventists from their Mormons.

This special screening is part of the "New Directions in Adventist Spirituality" conference being planned by the Adventist Forum in Portland over Labor Day weekend (http://spectrummagazine.org/event/2012-adventist-forum-conference-–-new-directions-adventist-spirituality). You do not need to rsvp for a seat if you are already registered for the Adventist Forum conference.

Although this is a topic that is often highly charged in the church (any church), this film's approach to simply share stories is being affirmed by thought leaders in the church and film community. Here are a few endorsements:

  • "Whatever one's position regarding homosexuals and the church may be, this film is worth seeing because it candidly probes issues with real human faces and stories." - Dr. Roy Gane, professor, Andrews Seminary
  • "The film is superb--a poignant and profound experience beyond any I've seen on the subject." - Chris Blake, author and professor, Union College
  • "The movie, which simply tells stories rather than taking an advocacy stance, is powerful. It can, I believe, do much to make Adventists more compassionate in this controversial area of lifestyle." - Dr. William Johnsson, retired editor The Adventist Review
  • "It is a movie every Seventh-day Adventist ought to see." Steve Moran, delegate to the 2010 Atlanta GC session
  • "It's a very powerful film. Gentle in its way. Only tree stumps could get through the film without tears or sobs; yet it ends with joy." - Dr. Charles Scriven, president of Kettering College of Medical Arts
  • And a Ft. Lauderdale paper which reviewed the film for its premiere in Miami called the film "powerful" and "inspirational" and applauded the intimate, simple style of the film's pure story approach.

The screening will be at the Portland Downtown Marriot Waterfront at 1401 SW Naito Parkway · PortlandOregon 97201 in Salon E.

 

We look forward to conversing with you soon,

Daneen Akers & Stephen Eyer
Producers/Directors
http://www.sgamovie.com/trailer/

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When & Where


Portland Marriott Downtown Marriott (Salon E)
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201

Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)


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