October 29, 2005

Academy/UCLA Documentary Series Brings Church Matters to the Screen


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
10/28/2005 5:26:12 PM

Beverly Hills, CA — Academy Award® nominee “Twist of Fate” and “Let the Church Say Amen” will be screened for the November 9 installment of the Contemporary Documentary Series, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Foundation and the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Free and open to the public, the screening begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

“Twist of Fate” follows an Ohio firefighter who sues his church for childhood sexual abuse by his priest. Directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Eddie Schmidt, the Oscar®-nominated feature documentary brings accuser Tony Comes’ personal demons, guilt and anger to the screen, along with the resulting community insensitivity, denial and rejection.

Posted by kshaw at October 29, 2005 09:54 AM