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A remarkable debut feature for writer-director Damon Cardasis, Saturday Church explores gender identity with wisdom and striking sensitivity. Read critic reviews

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Ulysses is 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 finds a vibrant transgender community.

Cast & Crew

Evander Duck Jr.
Father Lewis
Damon Cardasis
Screenwriter
Luigi Caiola
Executive Producer
Sharon Chang
Executive Producer
Isabel Henderson
Executive Producer
Lia Mayer-Sommer
Executive Producer
Hillary Spera
Cinematographer
Nathan Larson
Original Music
Jimena Azula
Production Design
Valeria De Felice
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Critic Reviews for Saturday Church

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (27) | Rotten (2)

  • A sensitive look at a young man's exploration of his identity and sexuality.

    January 16, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A sweet film with a purity of purpose and intent, elevating it above other films portraying similar struggles.

    January 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Under the generous debut direction of Damon Cardasis, there's enough heart and raw truth here to uplift the moments that falter.

    January 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Given its compact running time, the film proves a surprisingly rich experience, one that effectively balances hope and possibility with some of the harsher realities of disenfranchised LGBTQ youth.

    January 11, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It is a disarmingly and consistently sensitive movie that remains engaging even when its reach sometimes exceeds its grasp.

    January 11, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Swift, sweet, and spirited, Saturday Church is a gem.

    January 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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