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Cure for Love

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There's a bride, a groom and the usual happy crowd of well-wishers. But this is no ordinary wedding. Ana and Brian are ex-gays - adherents to a controversial evangelical movement that purports to convert gay people into heterosexuals.

Cure for Love goes inside the unusual Christian subculture and follows the lives of several young people whose homosexuality is at odds with their religious beliefs to fashion a nuanced critique of 21st century fundamentalism through their moving testimony.

Jonathan, a soft-spoken young Texan, was driven into an ex-gay 'ministry' by crippling self-loathing - but now embraces a Christianity that leaves room for a loving gay relationship. Darren, another refugee, looks back at the ex-gay experience with mixed feelings and wry humour - 'Oh I've been saved several times!' Ana and Brian remain within the flock, carving out a progressive Canadian position within the movement.

Keenly tuned to shifts within contemporary Christianity and the broader culture, Cure for Love makes a big-hearted contribution to the ongoing dialogue on difference and tolerance.

2008, 59 min 04 s

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