Rebel Hearts

Rebel Hearts

In 1960s Los Angeles a trailblazing group of nuns, The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, bravely stood up to the patriarchy of the Catholic Church, fighting for equality, their livelihoods, and their own freedom against an all-powerful Cardinal who sought to keep them in their place. Their bold acts of faith, defiance and activism turned the Church upside down, helping to reshape our society in ways that continue to resonate today. From marching in Selma in 1965 to the Women’s March in 2018, they challenged the notion of what a nun and a woman were supposed to be.

These unlikely resistance fighters, including Anita Caspary, Helen Kelley, Pat Reif and iconic pop artist Corita Kent, were devoted to a life of service, not only to others but to themselves –  forming a community that empowered each sister to live up to her fullest potential. Their desire to bring the church into modern life was met with forceful opposition at every turn. As each of them discovered their own talents and voices, they fully stepped into their roles as leaders in a movement that is still making waves.

Credit list:

Directed by 
Pedro Kos

Writing Credits(in alphabetical order)
Erin Barnett
Pedro Kos
Shawnee Isaac Smith

Cast  
Anita Caspary
Helen Kelley
Corita Kent
Pat Reif

Produced by 
Adrienne Becker – executive producer
Kira Carstensen – producer
Laurine di Rocco– associate producer
Abigail Disney – executive producer
Geralyn White Dreyfous – co-executive producer
Kathryn Everett – co-executive producer
Nina Fialkow – co-executive producer
Meadow Fund– executive producer
Ethan Goldman – executive producer
Roberto Grande – co-executive producer
Emma Ho – co-executive producer
Tony Hsieh – executive producer
Judy Korin – producer
Pedro Kos – executive producer
Justin Lacob – co-executive producer
Lyn Davis Lear – co-executive producer
Bryn Mooser – co-executive producer
Mimi Pham – co-executive producer
Gabriella Ricketts – associate producer
Rick Rosenthal – executive producer
Regina K. Scully – co-executive producer
Shawnee Isaac Smith – producer
Nancy Stephens – executive producer
Christy Spitzer Thornton – executive producer
Kristin Olafsdottir –  co-executive producer

Music 
Ariel Marx

Cinematography 
Emily Topper
Clay Westervelt

Film Editing 
Erin Barnett
Yaniv Elani
Pedro Kos
Ondine Rarey

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Nominations:
CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Award: Pedro Kos 

MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL 2021
Knight Documentary Achievement Award, 
Best Documentary

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2021
Grand Jury Prize: Documentary  

Screenings:
AFI DOCS  June 22-27 2021 
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Festivals:
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2021
CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021
MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL 2021

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