Twist of Faith (2004)
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A man must reconcile his religion with a need for justice and closure in this documentary. Tony Comes was a firefighter living in Toledo, OH, with his wife and children. While Comes was a solid family man and had the respect of his fellow firemen, he was hiding a secret that had been haunting him for almost 20 years -- when he was 14 years old, Comes was sexually abused by a Catholic priest, an event that left him with emotional scars that were slow to heal. In 2002, as stories of child sexual
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Dick's film puts a human face on a churchwide scandal that sometimes seems too big to comprehend.
It's a demanding film but one filled with important truths about humanity in all its denominations.
Kirby Dick's damning, Oscar- nominated documentary, Twist of Fate, puts a face on the clerical sex scandals rocking the Roman Catholic Church.
Abuses of power are all the more shocking when the betrayers are expected to be figures of moral integrity.
The child-abuse scandals that rocked the Catholic Church are brought to painfully intimate terms in this engrossing, unnerving documentary.
Kirby Dick (Derrida) shapes the movie in such a way as to leave everyone flummoxed.
Now 34, Tony opens his soul-searching, his home, his private moments with family & children so that the world can see the consequences of those that prey from the pulpit.
A remarkable portrait of a courageous man's efforts to put his life back together.
The pain and the contradictions and the ironies are manifold, and Dick...does justice to all.
The film is difficult to watch but illuminating as a piece of hard, spare journalism.
There are scenes in this movie that moved me to tears, it is impossible not to be taken in by Tony's plight.
Like so many true stories, Comes' lacks the clarity and comforting resolution of fiction; it's a morass of accusations and denials that taints and poisons everyone involved.
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