In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest’s ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film’s quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.
A Catholic school principal questions a priest’s ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.
It’s 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the school’s strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear-based discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James, a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequences. Written by Miramax Films
|Tagline:||There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt.|
|Cast:||Alannah Iacovano, Alice Drummond, Amanda Florian, Amy Adams, Audrie Neenan, Bernadette Lords, Brian Hopson, Brianna Leann Florian, Bridget Megan Clark, Carrie Preston, Evan Lewis, Felicia Tassone, Frank Dolce, Frank Shanley, George Aloi, Gerard Adimando, Helen Stenborg, Jack O’Connell, Jackie Brown, James P. Anderson, Jennifer Lauren DiBella, Jenny Paul, John Costelloe, Jonathan Castillo, Joseph Foster, Lloyd Clay Brown, Lydia Jordan, Margery Beddow, Marylouise Burke, Matthew Marvin, Meryl Streep, Michael Puzzo, Mike Roukis, Molly Chiffer, Paulie Litt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert Shulman, Seth Donavan, Steph Van Vlack, Susan Blommaert, Suzanne Hevner, Tiffany Ashley Florian, Tom Toner, Valda Setterfield, Viola Davis|
|Director:||Dianne Dreyer, John Patrick Shanley|