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Joy! Portrait of a Nun

Joe Balass / Canada / 2012 / 71 ' / English

Credits

Annie Jean, Michel Giroux & Joe Balass
Joe Balass
Joe Balass
Joe Balass, Johanne Bergeron & Patricia Diaz
Normand Boucher
Sound Design: Claude Beaugrand
Featuring: Sister Hysterectoria

Awards & Festivals

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

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An intimate documentary about the creation of an Order of gay male nuns which promotes a philosophy of promulgating universal joy and expiating guilt.

Synopsis

Spiritual sanctuary, sex, sisterhood and a gathering of faeries. A bearded nun. Through an intimate lens, this feature documentary takes us on a journey with Sister Missionary P. Delight, one of the founders of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

In 1979, Mish, as he is affectionately known by his friends, created an Order of gay male nuns to promote a philosophy of promulgating universal joy and expiating guilt. Both he and the Order have come a long way since then. Today, the Sisters are spread out across the globe, and Mish lives in the middle of the woods of the Deep South, in a community of Radical Faeries. JOY! follows Mish and his community over a seven year period, along the way we discover the history of the movement and the highs and lows of his own personal journey.

 

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