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I Am Michael

I Am Michael

1h38m USA 2015

Synopsis

I Am Michael is the incredible true-life story of Michael Glatze, a high profile gay youth activist who created a national controversy when he claimed to no longer be gay and became a straight Christian pastor. The film follows Michael from his life in San Francisco with his boyfriend Bennett, where he pursues political activism, a journalist career at XY Magazine, social awareness, and sexual exploration, to his days of personal self-discovery. After a traumatic scare, Michael is plagued by doubt and paranoia, and begins a religious reawakening. Michael renounces his gay lifestyle, rejects his friends, and endeavors to find his "true self." He explores Buddhism and Mormonism, yet ultimately lands at a Christian Bible school in rural Wyoming where he meets his girlfriend, Rebekah, and becomes the pastor of his own church. This powerful new film captures one man's haunting journey through modern concepts of love, denial and redemption.

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Country: USA
Language: English
Director: Justin Kelly
Cast: James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts
Awards: Berlin International Film Festival 2015, FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival 2015 - Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Screenplay, Festival Awards for Best Director, Best First Narrative Feature, Best Supporting Actress, Sundance Film Feastival 2015

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