Joined: 06 Dec 2003
|Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:00 am Post subject: Twist of Faith
|Jennifer Mac Lean
Chain Camera Pictures
On Saturday May 28th at 6PM, HBO's Academy Award nominated documentary TWIST OF FAITH will have its Los Angeles premiere as part of the Amnesty International Film Festival at the Director's Guild (7920 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90046).
TWIST OF FAITH is the powerful story of a firefighter from Toledo, Ohio, who finds the courage to confront the trauma of boyhood sexual abuse by a Catholic priest, only to discover that his decision shatters relationships
with his family, friends, and his faith. Director Kirby Dick (Sick, Chain
Camera, Derrida) and producer Eddie Schmidt will be in attendance.
Immediately following this special screening will be the first-ever panel
Southern California panel discussion on issues of clergy sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic diocese of Los Angeles.
Panelists will include:
Ray Boucher, of the Beverly Hills law firm Kiesel, Boucher & Lawson, who
represents hundreds of survivors against the dioceses of Los Angeles,
Orange, San Diego, and San Bernardino;
Jean Guccione, Los Angeles Times reporter who has extensively covered the lawsuits against the Los Angeles and Orange County dioceses;
Bill Hodgman, Head Deputy District Attorney of the Target Crimes Division
for Los Angeles, has investigated one hundred allegations of priests abusing children;
Mary Staggs Grant, Western Regional Director of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)
Admission is $10 including the panel discussion; $8 for Amnesty
International members and West Hollywood residents; $6 for seniors and
For festival information and tickets, please visit
For more information on TWIST OF FAITH, please visit
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