Set in the early 1960s during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality, and recent changes in the Church.
Margaret Betts
Margaret Qualley Melissa Leo Julianne Nicholson Diana Agron Denis O’Hare Morgan Saylor
R 2 hours, 3 minutes

11.24.1712.07.17

NOVITIATE

by Margaret Betts

Set in the early 1960s during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality, and recent changes in the Church.

Synopsis

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.


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With

Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson, Diana Agron, Denis O’Hare, Morgan Saylor

Director

Margaret Betts

Run time

2 hours, 3 minutes

Released

October 27, 2017

Country

United States

Hearing Assistance

Closed Captioning Available
Descriptive Audio Devices Available
Assisted Listening Devices Available

Showing

Nov 24 through Dec 7

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r
for language, some sexuality, and nudity

Reviews

Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times
A.O. Scott The New York Times
Christie Lemire RogertEbert.com

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