Radical Grace follows three fearless nuns who risk their place in the Catholic Church to follow another higher calling: social justice. They take their message on the road in their Nuns on the Bus tour. When the Vatican investigates and reprimands the sisters citing their “radical feminism”, they become the spiritual and symbolic center of a struggle for the future of the Catholic Church. Refusing to back down, they challenge the and ultimately win the hearts of the new pope and Catholics worldwide. As they serve those on the margins and continue to struggle for Catholic women’s religious equality, these sisters are transforming American politics and the Church itself.
Date: Saturday, February 20, 12PM
Location: Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall
Filmmaker Bio: Director Rebecca Parrish is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked with Judith Helfand, winner of Peabody and Sundance awards the Kindling Group as producer of The Calling, a groundbreaking PBS series about Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim Americans who are training for religious leadership; and Kartemquin Films, as the producer of legendary documentary films such as Hoop Dreams and The Interrupters. Parrish is based in Chicago, IL, where since 2007 she has run her own film company, Interchange Productions.