Directed by Scott Sheppard
86 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated
This gripping documentary follows Rev. Frank Schaefer as he was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for officiating his son’s same-sex wedding. The Schaefer family was pulled into a movement for LGBTQ equality in the nation’s second largest protestant denomination. An Act of Love follows Rev. Schaefer’s journey from small-town minister to outspoken advocate, as well as the ongoing debate in the United Methodist Church over LGBTQ inclusion.
Winner: Audience Award–2016 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival