By the Grace of God
Friday, November 22 @ 7:30 pm - Sunday, November 24 @ 4:00 pm
Directed by François Ozon
The story of three adult men—Alexandre (Melvil Poupaud), François (Denis Ménochet), and Emmanuel (Swann Arlaud)—who band together to expose the code of silence that continues to enable a priest who abused them as boys. Their experiences powerfully illustrate the varying effects that the trauma of abuse causes on individuals and their families for years. The true story upon which the film is based is an ongoing scandal in France, with Philippe Barbarin, Cardinal of Lyon, convicted in March 2019 for concealing the conduct of Father Preynat.
French | NR | 137 Mins
“This is a social justice film made with purposeful conviction and a quiet, never strident, sense of indignation.” Hollywood Reporter
“It’s fascinating to watch this filmmaker, who often trades in sensationalism, turn down his voice to amplify those of sexual assault survivors.” Miami New Times