THE REVIVAL

By Jennifer GERBER

NATURAL STATE FILMS - as PROD

LGBT - Completed 2015

A secret love affair between a southern Baptist preacher and a young drifter challenges the equilibrium of a growing church.

Festivals
& Awards

Outfest 2017
NewFest 2017
Jury Special Mention
Kalidescope 2017
LaFemme Film Festival 2017
InsideOut 2017
TIFF Special Screening Series
Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2017
BFI Flare 2018
Hearts
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • LGBT, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 50 - + M$
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jennifer GERBER
    • Writer(s)
    • Samual WILLIAMS
    • Producer(s)
    • Sophie FINKELSTEIN (Natural State Films), Nicole IHASZ (Raptor Films), Cathleen IHASZ (Raptor Film)
    • Synopsis
    • After another unsuccessful service, PASTOR ELI meets DANIEL, a drifter, who appears at the church potluck seeking food and shelter. The two have an instant connection and JUNE, Eli’s pregnant wife takes notice. TREVOR, a recovering alcoholic who works at the church, levels with Eli about the seriousness of the church’s financial situation and convinces Eli to host “the first ever annual REVIVAL” to help grow the church back to prominence. Unable to restrain his desires, Eli offers Daniel a place to stay in his remote cabin in the woods and their love affair begins. Pressure builds as the Revival grows near and Eli has to choose between being a man or a man of God. When every choice you make has eternal consequences, guilt and fear can be
      incredibly effective.