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The Philadelphia Eleven

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Aug 01, 2024 - Jan 01, 2025

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About the film

In an act akin to civil disobedience, a group of women and their supporters organize their ordination to become Episcopal priests in 1974. The Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia welcomes them, but change is no small task. The women are harassed, some lose friends, and others are banned from stepping on church property.In this feature-length documentary film, we meet the women who challenge patriarchy within Christendom, and succeed in building a movement that transforms an age-old institution.




1h 31m




Margo Guernsey

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Awards & recognition

Boston Globe's Globe Docs

Audience Award for Best Documentary Film

Centre Film Festival

Juror's Choice Award

Sidewalk Film Festival

Official Selection

Austin Film Festival

Nominee, Jury Award Best Documentary Film

Lake County Film Festival

Official Selection

What people are saying

"The documentary also comes at a time when gender equality has stalled as state legislatures restrict abortion and legislate against trans youth."

Yonat Shimron

Religion News Service

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