38^ Lovers Film Festival


by Russell Mulcahy
Country: USA
Year: 2009
Duration: 89'

In this film based on a true story, devout Christian Mary Griffith (Sigourney Weaver) fights to “heal” her gay son, Bobby. Even though the boy wants to please her, he can’t change: he becomes more and more depressed until he commits suicide. Devastated, Mary questions her faith. But the Church doesn’t help her to deal with Bobby’s death and, as a result, she tries to understand, on her own, her real thoughts about homosexuality. A painful journey leading Mary to become an advocate of gay rights. Even today, a devastating and heart-breaking film.


film director

Russell Mulcahy

Russell Mulcahy (1953, Australia) is a film and music video director with over 30 years of experience. He directed masterpieces like Highlander (1986), Highlander 2 - The Quickening (1991), The Real McCoy (1993), The Shadow (1994), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) and The Scorpion King 2 - Rise of a Warrior (2008). As director for music videos, he has worked with Elton John, Rod Stewart, Queen, AC/DC and Duran Duran, and many others.


& Credits

Sceneggiatura/Screenplay Katie Ford
Montaggio/Editing Victor Du Bois
Fotografia/Photography Thom Best
Scenografia/Production Design Garreth Stover
Musica/Music Christopher Ward
Interpreti/Cast Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Ryan Kelley
Produttore/Producer Damian Ganczewski
Produzione/Production Once Upon a Times Films, Ltd., Permut Presentations, Sladek Taaffe Productions