Sneak Preview of Sony Pictures Classics
Sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment
at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE 14
1000 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles 90015
Parking at E&F with validation for 4 hours ($7 per car)
Screening at 7pm
Written and Directed by MAGGIE BETTS Producer CAROLE J. PETERMAN CELINE RATTRAY TRUDIE STYLER Executive Producers JESSICA BETTS ROLAND BETTS MAGGIE BETTS
(in order of appearance)
Melissa Leo, Lisa Stewart Seals, Alyssa Brindley, Chelsea Lopez, Liana Liberato, Eline Powell, Margaret Qualley, Morgan Saylor, Rebecca Dayan, Hannah Renee Jackson, Marco St. John, Julianne Nicholas,Eliza Mason, Bill Shick, Danny Vinson, Chris Zylka, Angela Fox, Neva Howell, Sasha Mason, Peggy Walton-Walker, Ashley Bell, Rosemary Brown, Gabe Beutel-Gunn, Dianna Agron, Maddie Hasson, Marshall Chapman, and Denis O’Hare
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 threatening 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.