Sunday, February 25
The Temporary, 360 Market Street, Basalt
4:00 PM (doors 3:30 PM)
Students – FREE
Adults – $8 in advance | $10 day of show
Director: Damon Cardasis
Writer: Damon Cardasis
Co-presenter: AspenOut, Local High School Gay Straight Alliance Clubs and The Temporary
Run Time: 82 min
“Saturday Church” is a sweet film with a purity of purpose and intent, elevating it above other films portraying similar struggles. – Roger Ebert
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 brother, and conservative aunt, Ulysses is also struggling with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy filled with dance and music. Ulysses’ journey takes a turn for the better when he encounters a vibrant transgender community, who take him to “Saturday Church,” a program for LGBTQ youth. Ulysses manages to keep his two worlds apart; appeasing his aunt and discovering his passion for the NYC ball scene, and voguing, until his double life is revealed. Ulysses must find the courage to be who he truly is, all while risking losing those he cares about most.
Aspen Film is committed to original content and to presenting the best of world cinema for audiences of all ages. The Alliance Film Series is a collaboration with AspenOut and the Gay Straight Alliance Clubs in local high schools. The aim of the series is to present content that celebrates diversity and speaks to the stories of our LGBTQ youth.