October 20, 2005

3 'Twist of Faith' screenings set at UT

Toledo Blade

Twist of Faith is finally getting a regular screening in Toledo.

Sort of.

The Oscar-nominated documentary, about Tony Comes, a Toledo firefighter who alleges he was sexually molested by a priest while he was a student at Central Catholic High School, will be shown tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday at the University of Toledo's Doermann Theater.

Directed by the respected filmmaker Kirby Dick, it never received a wide theatrical run, but was shown once at the Maumee Indoor Theater in June for an invitation-only crowd. It also has aired a few times on HBO, and will be available on DVD in January.

The Maumee theater, however, never showed the critically acclaimed film again, prompting complaints of censorship. Theater representatives said the decision to not show the movie was based entirely on financial reasons.

"The history of motion pictures is filled with examples of theaters, distributors, or towns engaging in this indirect censorship by preventing access," Tammy Kinsey, associate chairman and assistant professor of film at UT, said in a news release.

Posted by kshaw at October 20, 2005 07:33 AM