Radical Grace review

Hot Docs Review: Radical Grace

Radical Grace is about American nuns who have been championing women’s rights and social justice for decades despite intense backlash from priests and the Vatican.

So many documentaries are anti-religion exposés (with good reason to be), but Radical Grace shows the potential for religion to be a progressive and positive force when it’s used for good and not evil.

These women are a joy to watch, and they all have great life experiences and wisdom to share. Throughout the documentary, their struggles and triumphs become ours, which is a testament not only to the Sisters, but also to director Rebecca Parrish. Parrish captures the spirits of these women in a way that is both empowering and affectionate. Regardless of your personal views, it’s humbling to watch these women help and fight for marginalized communities.

With most of religion being male-driven, it’s refreshing to see so much fierce girl power emanating from these women. Radical Grace is a story that hasn’t been told before, and the Catholic church should thank these sisters for representing it proudly.

Is Radical Grace essential festival viewing?

A thousand million times yes. You will fall in love with these women who all have very humanitarian messages to share. It would be A VILE SIN not to see it.

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Danita Steinberg

Danita loves musicals, Bette Midler, sandwiches, any Real Housewives franchise, great horror films, and The Golden Girls. She’s a bookworm, cinephile, and TV devotee. If she’s at home, she’s in her pajamas and eating her weight in snacks.

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