Radical Grace's U.S. Premiere at AFI DOCS

A summary of our incredible U.S. premiere at the American Film Institute, which brought together filmmakers, fans, sisters, and activists to talk about gender equality and the role of faith in activist work.

  1. Last weekend we had our U.S. premiere at AFI DOCS, a film festival that combines art and politics by connecting documentarians with policy makers. What a perfect place for us to share the sisters' story and promote our mission to connect spiritual calling with social justice work. Check out a summary of our festival weekend below.

  2. US Premiere - AFI Docs - Radical Grace Film | Facebook
    US Premiere - AFI Docs - Radical Grace Film | Facebook
  3. We had screenings on both Saturday and Sunday, to packed houses.

  4. After each screening we had took questions from the audience with Sister Simone and Sister Chris.

  5. What I saw in these sisters is a model for how social justice work could be a spiritual practice. -Rebecca Parish @RadGraceFilm
  6. sister chris @RadGraceFilm @AFIDOCS: "you must fight, get involved, change the structures" in the struggle for #social justice
  7. "Following sisters for 3 years showed me social justice can be approached from a spiritual perspective." -@RadGraceFilm filmmaker. Yes!
  8. On Saturday night after the screening we held a gathering for organizers who want to use Radical Grace in their work for progressive change. At the party we asked them to write down how their organization planned to use the film.

  9. We asked audience members how they might use Radical Grace to promote progressive change. Here's a few responses: http://t.co/jANYxQDwGm
    We asked audience members how they might use Radical Grace to promote progressive change. Here's a few responses: pic.twitter.com/jANYxQDwGm
  10. And on Sunday our good friends at Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER) held a reception for the film.

  11. To top off an already incredible weekend, we learned Sunday night that we'd be back by popular demand the next day for a third screening. It's all thanks to everyone who voted for us on the audience choice ballot. We got second place!

  12. CONGRATS TO RADICAL GRACE @RadGraceFilm an audience favorite @AFIDOCS see encore screening Monday!
  13. Have you heard? We got second place in the audience choice category at @AFIDOCS. Thank you to everyone who voted!! http://t.co/EcnJw1DHzW
    Have you heard? We got second place in the audience choice category at @AFIDOCS. Thank you to everyone who voted!! pic.twitter.com/EcnJw1DHzW
  14. Thank you so much to everyone who came to our screenings and gave such indredible feedback. Here's a selection of wonderful reviews we got both from fans and the press:

  15. Reactions to Radical Grace
  16. 5/5 rosaries for @RadGraceFilm today. Good look at how you create social change for all; esp gratifying for frustrated Catholics. #AFIDOCS
  17. I'm so happy I became a donor for @RadGraceFilm I'm watching the live stream of it AND I LOVE IT!!!!! #HolyShift #NunsRock #RadicalGraceFilm
  18. @sr_simone Saw your film @RadGraceFilm last night @AFIDOCS: WOW! Powerful, moving, inspirational. God bless and all the best, Sister Simone!
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