Once again conservative religious views are being touted as a way to discriminate. The 2000 film SAVED! is the perfect answer and way to educate. A satire tackling sexuality and salvation, manages to never make fun of or dismiss the idea of faith. Instead the film explores the concept of belief, love and acceptance in a hilarious and outrageous fashion. Featuring an all star cast, such as Jena Malone (STEPMOM, HUNGER GAMES), Mandy Moore (THIS IS US), Patrick Fugit (ALMOST FAMOUS), Heather Matarazzo (WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE), Macaulay Culkin (HOME ALONE, PARTY MONSTER), and Mary-Louise Parker (WEEDS), SAVED! is a teen comedy about hype, hypocrisy and high school.
"Good girl" Mary and her domineering best friend, Hilary Faye, are starting their senior year at the top of the social food chain at American Eagle Christian High School--that is until Mary's boyfriend tells her that he thinks he may be gay. When Jesus appears to her in a vision, she heeds his message to "do everything she can to help her boyfriend" and, to her horror, she ends up pregnant. Suddenly, Mary begins to question everything she's believed in, and Hilary Faye and her devoted "disciples" soon turn against her. As an outcast, Mary finds herself alone until she's befriended by the school's other pariahs: Hilary Faye's cynical wheelchair-bound brother, Roland; the principal's skater heart-throb son, Patrick; and the high school's lone Jew, an exuberant rebel named Cassandra. The group of outsiders band together to navigate the treacherous halls of high school and make it to graduation--ultimately learning more about themselves, finding faith in unexpected places, and realizing what it truly means to be saved!
Featuring a live performance from JUPITER VELVET!
FLAMING CLASSICS: SMOKING IN THE GIRLS' ROOM
After SUMMER CAMP, It's time to go back to school. The second edition of Flaming Classics is SMOKING IN THE GIRLS' ROOM! The series features classic films set in the battleground of High School. We are reclaiming the high school as a queer space. Featuring SAVED!, HEATHERS and JAWBREAKER, this series is a salute to the bad girls who refuse to follow the rules!
Directed by Brain Dannelly.
USA. 92minutes. 2k Digital Projection.