Saturday Church
Saturday Church (2018)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 12, 2018
DVD Release Date: January 12, 2018
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tatiana Craine
Village Voice

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

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Matt Shiverdecker
Austin American-Statesman

This charming debut feature from director Damon Cardasis is bursting with love, compassion and authenticity.

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Sheila O'Malley

A sweet film with a purity of purpose and intent, elevating it above other films portraying similar struggles.

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Glenn Kenny
New York Times

It is a disarmingly and consistently sensitive movie that remains engaging even when its reach sometimes exceeds its grasp.

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Lena Wilson
The Playlist

In many ways, this Tribeca competitor is a must-watch, but too many missteps keep it from realizing its iconic potential.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

Under the generous debut direction of Damon Cardasis, there's enough heart and raw truth here to uplift the moments that falter.

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Dan Callahan

Director Cardasis keeps his characters and actors at arm's length, as if he's a little scared of them or worried about seeming like a tourist.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

This coming-out story is fairly routine, but it sets itself apart from dozens of similar stories with its deeply felt musical fantasy sequences.

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