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Rebel Hearts

Released Jun 25, 2021 1h 43m Documentary TRAILER for Rebel Hearts: Trailer 1 List
90% Tomatometer 39 Reviews
In 1960s Los Angeles a trailblazing group of nuns, The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, bravely stood up to the patriarchy of the Catholic Church, fighting for equality, their livelihoods, and their own freedom against an all-powerful Cardinal who sought to keep them in their place. Their bold acts of faith, defiance and activism turned the Church upside down, helping to reshape our society in ways that continue to resonate today. From marching in Selma in 1965 to the Women's March in 2018, they challenged the notion of what a nun and a woman were supposed to be. These unlikely resistance fighters, including Anita Caspary, Helen Kelley, Pat Reif and iconic pop artist Corita Kent, were devoted to a life of service, not only to others but to themselves -- forming a community that empowered each sister to live up to her fullest potential. Their desire to bring the church into modern life was met with forceful opposition at every turn. As each of them discovered their own talents and voices, they fully stepped into their roles as leaders in a movement that is still making waves. Read More Read Less
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A fascinating documentary with unique visual flair, Rebel Hearts offers stirring tribute to largely unheralded leaders in the fight against religious patriarchy.

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Nell Minow AWFJ.org Rebel Hearts provides an inspirational example for those who want to make a real difference in the world. Jan 11, 2022 Full Review Amy Nicholson FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) It's just a fantastic story that's really well researched... It has so much style and fun. Jun 25, 2021 Full Review Christy Lemire FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) It's thrilling to watch them coming into their own. Jun 25, 2021 Full Review Cody Dericks Next Best Picture Consistently astounding in its honesty and its ability to surprise its audience over and over again, "Rebel Hearts" is a delightful and ultimately touching look at some of history's most unlikely progressive fighters. Rated: 7/10 Jul 7, 2022 Full Review Josie Meléndez Shuffle Online "Rebel Hearts" was surprisingly wholesome, delightful, and cheeky, showing another side of women that devote their lives to religion. Rated: B+ Mar 7, 2022 Full Review Zosha Millman Thirty, Flirty + Film In between all the scattered gathering of information and clippings, Rebel Hearts loses the heart of its story: the women themselves. Feb 3, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In 1960s Los Angeles a trailblazing group of nuns, The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, bravely stood up to the patriarchy of the Catholic Church, fighting for equality, their livelihoods, and their own freedom against an all-powerful Cardinal who sought to keep them in their place. Their bold acts of faith, defiance and activism turned the Church upside down, helping to reshape our society in ways that continue to resonate today. From marching in Selma in 1965 to the Women's March in 2018, they challenged the notion of what a nun and a woman were supposed to be. These unlikely resistance fighters, including Anita Caspary, Helen Kelley, Pat Reif and iconic pop artist Corita Kent, were devoted to a life of service, not only to others but to themselves -- forming a community that empowered each sister to live up to her fullest potential. Their desire to bring the church into modern life was met with forceful opposition at every turn. As each of them discovered their own talents and voices, they fully stepped into their roles as leaders in a movement that is still making waves.
Director
Pedro Kos
Producer
Kira Carstensen, Judy Korin, Shawnee Isaac Smith
Screenwriter
Pedro Kos
Production Co
Anchor Entertainment, Merman
Genre
Documentary
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 25, 2021, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 27, 2021
Runtime
1h 43m
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