Thy Will Be Done:
Thy Will Be Done follows Male-to-Female Transsexual Sara Herwig in her journey to ordination in the Presbyterian Church. The Church’s conservative groups do not recognize Sara as female and challenge her fitness and eligibility to be a pastor. In addition, it is crucial to Sara’s success that she has support from friends and family. The documentary explores the way in which alternative lifestyles and permanent choices of identity have the power to tear a family completely to pieces, only to bind it back together again, more closely but differently, than it has ever been before.
Thy Will Be Done highlights that point of tension where gender, family relationships and faith intersect as contextualized in the Presbyterian Church in particular, and in the broader religious community in general. At issue is the organized Christian Church, with all its political and financial power, as one of the fiercest battlegrounds for LGBT rights and gender recognition. And as for Sara, she actively seeks not only to participate in the Ministry as an openly transgendered person, but as an activist she seeks to transform a world – spiritual and otherwise – that operates by conventional notions of sex and gender. Sara’s journey weaves an absorbing story of struggle, hope, and the celebration of the human spirit.
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Thur, March 20th at 7:00PM
Mon, Sept 30th at 7:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Feb 17 – 19: Thy Will Be Done participated in the New Day table at the The Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL) association’s 3rd annual national educator conference focused on LGBTQIA youth, titled, “Supporting Students ~ Saving Lives. “
International Film Festival South Africa
International Film Festival Australasia
Heart of England International Film Festival
Arlington Robbins Library
Cape Ann Cinema
Long Beach Q Film Festival
Tall Grass Film Festival
LesGaiCineMad 2010 - Madrid, Spain
Ojai Film Festival - Ojai, California
Belmont Studio Cinema
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Funded in part by The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, That All May Freely Serve (TAMFS), The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Arlington Cultural Arts Council, The Open Meadows Foundation.
This program is supported in part by a grant from
the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency which
is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council,
a state agency.
Contact Alice Bouvrie at MineralKinfo@gmail.com