“The festival is a celebration of who we are, where we come from, and who we hope to become. We are bringing stories from around the globe depicting hope, love, courage and the struggles and triumphs of finding our place in the world… No matter what, we will continue to tell our stories and discover the diversity of voices in our community.”
— Out on Film Festival
This year, a documentary titled With Wonder will be premiering at the festival. It features LGBTQ+ Christian community members including the Rev. Winnie Varghese, Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Born out of Director Sharon Lewis’ own muted struggle with not fitting into neat racial/Queer/Christian boxes, With Wonder takes an intimate look at the journey of members of the Queer, Christian community of color and their attempts to answer the question: Can you be both Christian and Queer? In this feature-length documentary, we hear and see diverse members of the LGBTQI+ community, including high profile queer activists and Queer clerics, in places like Jamaica, New York, London, and Los Angeles. They each have their own unique ways of amplifying their voices and finding their way back to spiritual health, despite the shaming tactics of some Christian institutions. With Wonder is a love letter to God from the BPOC LGBTQI+ community.