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Scenes from an Empty Church (2021)

Opens on July 2

Director: Onur Tukel Run Time: 98 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Annie McCain Engman, Kevin Corrigan, Max Casella, Thomas Jay Ryan

Country: United States
Language: English

“No film has managed so brilliantly to ponder the long-term effects of Covid-19 on the human condition”

Chattanooga Film Festival

About the film:

In a locked-down NYC, two priests open their church doors to those seeking salvation during the most isolating of times. From the commonplace to the truly metaphysical, their visitors reflect the full spectrum of personal crises of spirituality. Throughout their encounters with the city’s sweetest, wildest and weirdest, the two priests learn the importance of connection, empathy and open-mindedness. Sometimes a little faith is all you need to make it through the bad times.

About the filmmaker:

Onur Tukel is a writer, director and illustrator. His films include Black Magic for White Boys (2017), The Misogynists (2017) and Catfight (2016). Known for dark comedies in the New York independent film scene, Tukel also writes and illustrates children’s books.

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