The INDEPENDENT FILM TRACK is proud to bring you a screening of the independent film Forgiving the Franklins. The first feature by director/writer Jay Floyd, this comedy-drama has received critical acclaim and has screened at both the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT and the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX.
The Franklins—Mom, Dad, and kids Caroline and Brian—are a God-fearing, über-repressed, and ultra-judgmental family whose lives are changed forever in a terrible car accident. In a near-death vision, Jesus Chris, sporting tattoos and a tank top, visits them and delivers them from the burden of Original Sin.
Thus unencumbered, they return to their old life, and discover that their outlook on everything, from church to relationships and even sex, has changed, putting them at odds with the values of their community. Worse, daughter Caroline didn’t experience their rebirth and is mortified by how her family has burst their shackles of repressed sexuality.
Floyd’s hilarious masterpiece juggles themes of hypocrisy, bigotry, and sexual inhibition in modern society with laugh-out-loud humor in a fresh, colorful, and intensely poignant tale. This sexy satire will leave you thinking.
Dragon*Con is your only opportunity to catch this festival favorite in Georgia. Don’t miss it! (Note: This film is not intended for children.)
Sun 8:30PM, International South Ballroom.