April 9, 2012 at 9:30AM
Project of the Day: Carol, "Maybe God Is Talking to You"
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"Maybe God Is Talking to You"
A feature film about a family falling apart as it deals with sexuality, religion and the special pain that family brings.
The film follows Carol, in her late fifties, through the hardest day of her life. One month since her husband dies, ten years since she kicked her gay son out. Her daughter, Joy, an angry cop, hates her. And she's been receiving letters from a man purporting to be her husband's lover.
Then today, Carol learns she's HIV positive. Stunned, she sits lifelessly through her support group, Christian Mothers of Homosexual Children. As the meeting ends, a man in khakis shows up at her house. It's her gay son, Timothy, returning home. Carol, maybe God is talking to you...
Writer/Director: Mark Levine
Cinematographer: Norbert Shieh
Producers: Sophie Tripodi & Jessie Wagner
About the Production:
"By concentrating these stories into one day, one house, one family, the film reveals the absurdity of prejudice and the immense pain caused by it. In our culture, where basic equal rights are still being debated, we can trace the hate that currently flourishes to how we are raised and the beliefs and traditions of our families. The film is being made by an incredibly diverse community of artists in western New Mexico whose personal experiences mirror those of the film. After holding community feedback sessions, a staged reading, and a concert benefit, we are ready to make this film!" -Mark Levine
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