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Emery Bunch Documentary Film Group - Pray Away

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 4:30 PM until 5:30 PM
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Joan Bard
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Thursday, Sept. 9, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Emery Bunch Documentary Film Group 

Pray Away

1 hour, 41 minutes

In the 1970s, five men struggling with being gay in their Evangelical church started a Bible study to help each other leave the “homosexual lifestyle.” They quickly received over 25,000 letters from people asking for help and formalized as Exodus International, the largest and most controversial conversion therapy organization in the world. But leaders struggled with a secret: their own “same-sex attractions” never went away. After years as superstars in the religious right, many of these men and women have come out as LGBTQ, disavowing the very movement they helped start.

Focusing on the dramatic journeys of former conversion therapy leaders, current members, and a survivor, PRAY AWAY chronicles the “ex gay” movement’s rise to power, its unscientific influence, and its legacy of profound harm.  

The Playlist called the documentary “profoundly moving - one of the most important films of the year” and Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 94% rating.  

The film is available on Netflix. Please watch it before the discussion.