Saturday Church — Trailer

source:   samuelgoldwynfilms.com

added: Tue, Dec 5th '17

It's been described as "Moonlight" meets "La La Land," check out the newly released trailer for "Saturday Church," a poignant New York-set musical drama about a shy, introverted African American teen (played by up-and-coming Broadway performer Luka Kain) who, while struggling with questions about his own gender identity, discovers a welcoming community of homeless gay and transgender youths.

Featuring songs and music composed and co-written by musician-turned-film composer Nathan Larson, the film marks the feature debut of writer-director Damon Cardasis, who served as a producer on Rebecca Miller's 2016 film "Maggie's Plan" with Greta Gerwig and Ethan Hawke.

Also starring Margot Bingham (Netflix's She's Gotta Have It), Regina Taylor (The Negotiator), Mj Rodriguez (Marvel's Luke Cage), Marquis Rodriguez (Marvel's Iron Fist) and transgender model Indya Moore, "Saturday Church" will be opening in New York and Los Angeles and also on VOD and Digital on January 12th.

synopsis:
SATURDAY CHURCH tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, 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 encounters a vibrant transgender community, who take him to "Saturday Church," a program for LGBTQ youth. Ulysses manages to keep his two worlds apart; appeasing his aunt and discovering his passion for the NYC ball scene, and voguing, until his double life is revealed. Ulysses must find the courage to be who he truly is, all while risking losing those he cares about most.

 

directed by   Damon Cardasis

starring   Luka Kain, Margot Bingham, Regina Taylor, Mj Rodriguez, Marquis Rodriguez, Indya Moore

release date   January 12, 2018 (in NY and LA, on VOD and Digital)

 
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