Rated R 123 minutes 2017

Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, Novitiate is about a young girl's first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship and servitude of God. With the dawn of the Vatican II era, radical changes in the Church are threatening the course of nuns’ lives. As she progresses from the postulant to the novitiate stage of training, she finds her faith repeatedly confronted and challenged by the harsh, often inhumane realities of being a servant of God. Cathleen finds herself struggling with issues of faith, sexuality, and recent changes in life of the Church. [Sony Pictures Classics]

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Director: Maggie Betts

Producer: Carole Peterman, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler and Jessica Betts

Cast: Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson, Dianna Agron, Morgan Saylor, Rebecca Dayan, Maddie Hasson, Liana Liberato, Eline Powell, Chris Zylka, Denis O'Hare, Ashley Bell, Chelsea Lopez, Marco St. John, Lacy Hartselle, Neva Howell and Lisa Stewart




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