• Saturday Church (2018)

Saturday Church

Release Date: January 12th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary

Ulysses is a shy and effeminate boy who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as man of the house after the death of his father. Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt, Ulysses is also struggling with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy filled with dance and music. Ulysses' journey takes a turn for the better when he finds a vibrant transgender community.

Cast: Luka Kain, Margot Bingham, Regina Taylor, Marquis Rodriguez, Mj Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Alexia Garcia, Kate Bornstein

Director: Damon Cardasis

Genres: Musical , Drama

Production Co: Samuel Goldwyn Films, Spring Pictures, Round Films

Keywords: Transformation, Moving, 2010s, Mother, Tense, Inspiring, Quest, Brother, Rise, New York City, Emotional, Growing up, Love, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Blending sensitive drama with musical fantasy and a heart worn unapologetically on its sleeve, Saturday Church is a modest charmer that plays almost like a narrative response to last year's feature documentary Kiki, about the New York voguing scene. show more

  • 50
    Dan CallahanTheWrap

    Cardasis proves that he has some talent for both objectivity and subjectivity, but too often this movie settles for mild good intentions and “you go, girl” fantasy, and there’s little room for those things in the very tough world Cardasis is attempting to portray. show more

  • 89
    Jacob OllerPaste Magazine

    Half musical and half drama, it finds balance in poetic stillness and exuberant motion. show more

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