GRACE

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(Re­becca Par­rish, U. S.). 80 min­utes. Rat­ing: NNNNN This ex­hil­a­rat­ing film gives new mean­ing to the phrase “holy shit.” Wait till you hear those words com­ing out of the mouth of one of five Catholic nuns bent on blend­ing their faith with their pas­sion for so­cial jus­tice.

All five be­gan their spir­i­tual jour­ney in the 60s, when clergy and nuns were hit­ting the streets for peace and racial equal­ity, and have con­tin­ued to or­ga­nize for decades, sup­port­ing Obama’s health care bill (against of­fi­cial Church pol­icy) and push­ing for the or­di­na­tion of women.

The Vat­i­can doesn’t like that, and is­sued an of­fi­cial rep­ri­mand in 2012.

Direc­tor Re­becca Par­rish wisely lies back and lets th­ese bril­liant, coura­geous women ex­press their frank opin­ions and en­gage with their com­mu­ni­ties as they re­de­fine spir­i­tu­al­ity.

Th­ese nuns rock. SGC Apr 28, 9:15 pm, TIFF 1; Apr 30, 4: 30 pm, TIFF 2; May 1, 3: 30 pm, TIFF 1

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