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Cinema Politica UofT: Joy! Portrait of a Nun

Sponsored by UTGSU


7:00pm
- 9:00pm
Thursday January 16 2014

Venue: First Nations House Lounge
Address: 563 Spadina Ave
Cost: FREE
Accessibility: YES

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SYNOPSIS
 
Spiritual sanctuary, sex, sisterhood and a gathering of faeries. A bearded nun. Through an intimate lens, this feature documentary takes us on a journey with Sister Missionary P. Delight, one of the founders of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
 
In 1979, Mish, as he is affectionately known by his friends, created an Order of gay male nuns to promote a philosophy of promulgating universal joy and expiating guilt. Both he and the Order have come a long way since then. Today, the Sisters are spread out across the globe, and Mish lives in the middle of the woods of the Deep South, in a community of Radical Faeries. JOY! follows Mish and his community over a seven year period, along the way we discover the history of the movement and the highs and lows of his own personal journey.
 
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Cinema Politica UofT is an initiative of the University of Toronto Graduate Students' Union. We screen films that challenge conventional narratives and that explore underrepresented stories. Our film screenings aim to engage students and the community in critical issues surrounding equity and environmental justice. We seek to accomplish this by following each screening with a discussion about how the content of the film relates to our own experiences and what action we can take collectively.
 
For more information on Cinema Politica UofT: www.cinemapolitica.org/uoft.
For more information on the University of Toronto Graduate Students' Union: www.utgsu.ca
Organizer:external@utgsu.ca

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