Let's meetup at 4:30pm at Ribalta Pizza located at 48 E 12th St, btwn University Place & Broadway. We can try their Neapolitan pizza before heading to the Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street) to watch Kate Logan's documentary, "Kidnapped For Christ" (starts at 6pm).
You will need to purchase your own ticket for the film. They can be purchased at:
Tickets are $12 when purchased online, or $11 at the door. Since the film is only playing for one showing, it is recommended that you purchase online and that you do so promptly once you decide you would like to attend.
Kidnapped For Christ, which won the award for Best Documentary at the Slamdance Film Festival, tracks the story of gay teen named David, who is forced to go to an evangelical Christian school in the Dominican Republic. There, he and other young people are isolated, abused, and forced to work as part of a process to break their "rebellious" spirit. The film's executive producers are Tom DeSanto and Lance Bass. Here is the trailer for the film and an excerpt of a recent review from Cultural Weekly:
"One of the most compelling, enraging and ultimately inspiring documentaries of the past few years, Kidnapped for Christ pulls back the curtain on Christian reeducation camps where parents forcibly send their supposedly wayward teens to learn to behave with greater obedience and faith. Director Kate Logan, who began the project as a student at Biola University, was granted considerable access to one such camp, Escuela Caribe in the Dominican Republic. There she recorded candid observations and revealing interviews with teens and school leaders alike, and began a filmmaking odyssey that lasted more than five years.
Logan, who at the beginning of the film describes herself as an Evangelical Christian, started shooting with a predisposition to support the school’s program. Within the first few days, however, she met David, a 17-year-old from Colorado who had been abruptly awakened one night and dragged from his bedroom as his parents watched and approved. . . . As Logan continues to make her documentary, her attitude about the school changes, and she begins to distrust its leaders and even question her own faith. . . . What follows is suspenseful and emotional, edge-of-your-seat material, with a denouement that is unexpected and completely earned."