Filmmaker Margaret Betts develops this sensitive and profound account of Cathleen (Margaret Qualley), a young woman raised by a single mother in rural Tennessee, whose spiritual hunger sets her on an unexpected path: to a nunnery. Her religious passion mixes with adolescent yearnings, tradition, and change as she’s drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to worshiping and serving God. Ruling the nunnery with an iron fist, Melissa Leo offers a bravura performance as the reverend mother who must contend with her young charges and her own steadfast faith at a time when Vatican II shakes her world with its major doctrinal changes.

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Times: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
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The Meditative Life is made possible by The Gail Wagner Shenkman Fund. This series is presented in partnership with the Garrison Institute and the Westchester Buddhist Center.