Saints and Sinners (2003), 80 min. Abigail Honor, dir.
After living together for seven years in New York City, Edward DeBonis and Vincent Maniscalco decide to get married. But unlike many other gay couples who formalize their relationship in a domestic union, Vincent and Edward, both devout Catholics, will settle for nothing short of the “Holy Sacrament of Marriage.” This Italian-American couple’s request to The New York Times to announce their Catholic wedding in the weekly “Styles” section is another controversial element in the preparation of this momentous occasion. As America engages in often heated debate about the legal acceptance of gay and lesbian unions, Saints and Sinners explores the social, political, and religious aspects of same-sex marriage and examines its effect on American society.
Post-screening discussion with the director led by Peter Savastano, Seaton Hall University and Drew University.