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With: Tony Comes, Wendy Comes, Firass Dirani, Catherine Hoolahan, Dennis O'Loughlin, Matthew Simon, Father Stephen Stanber
Written by: n/a
Directed by: Kirby Dick
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 87
Date: 08/20/2004
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Twist of Faith (2005)

3 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

Priests of Burden

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Kirby Dick, the notorious documentary filmmaker behind such films as Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (1997) and Derrida (2002), returns with Twist of Faith, fresh from the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, and sporting an honest-to-goodness Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature (it lost to Born Into Brothels). The powerful and provocative new Twist of Faith tells the story of Ohio firefighter and all-American family man Tony Comes, who was molested as a boy by a Catholic priest, and, as an adult, attempts to sue. The film spends a good deal with of time with Tony as he suffers, loses his appetite, struggles through his marriage, and meets other men who similarly survived molestations by priests. This essential item opens today at the Roxie (3117 16th Street, SF) for an open-ended run. Priests will be admitted free!