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      Novitiate

      2017, Drama, 2h 3m

      108 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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      Led by a gripping performance from Melissa Leo, Novitiate grapples uncompromisingly -- and ultimately compellingly -- with questions of faith and feminism. Read critic reviews

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      Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, NOVITIATE is about a young girl's first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship and servitude of God. With the dawn of the Vatican II era, radical changes in the Church are threating the course of nuns' lives. As she progresses from the postulant to the novitiate stage of training, she finds her faith repeatedly confronted and challenged by the harsh, often inhumane realities of being a servant of God. Cathleen finds herself struggling with issues of faith, sexuality, and recent changes in life of the Church.

      • Rating: R (Nudity|Language|Some Sexuality)

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Maggie Betts

      • Producer: Carole Peterman, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler

      • Writer: Maggie Betts

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $556.5K

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

      • Production Co: Maven Pictures

      • Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Margaret Qualley
      Melissa Leo
      Dianna Agron
      Morgan Saylor
      Rebecca Dayan
      Maddie Hasson
      Liana Liberato
      Eline Powell
      Chris Zylka
      Denis O'Hare
      Ashley Bell
      Chelsea Lopez
      Lacy Hartselle
      Neva Howell
      Lisa Stewart
      Maggie Betts
      Jessica Betts
      Kat Westergaard
      Susan E. Morse
      Christopher Stark

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