Hosts: Ste and Terri (xJw Friends)

Date and I’ve: Saturday 14 October 2017 12:45

Venue: Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 1

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1959104134306946/

Written and directed by a former Jehovah’s Witness, this gripping debut depicts a family struggling with a cruel choice: devotion to one another or to their faith.

This film is showing in 3 locations on 3 separate dates, but most people are going on:

Sunday 08 October 2017 18:00
Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 1

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If you can’t make it on that day, you can also book for:

Sunday 08 October 2017 18:00
Picturehouse Central London, Screen 1

Tuesday 10 October 2017 15:15
Vue Leicester Square Cinema, Screen 5

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This event’s page is to advertise the event. It is up to you to buy your own tickets. The event is not organised by us, and we will not be buying bulk tickets. Everyone will buy their own.

**Tickets go on sale on 14/09/2017 at 10am. Follow this link to buy tickets: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/

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When you’re a family raised in The Truth what comes first – devotion to the faith or to one another? 18 year-old Alex, her elder sister Luisa and their mother Ivanna live as part of a close-knit community of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Manchester. Their contact with non-believers is largely limited to proselytising – Alex and Luisa spread the word amongst the local Pakistani community and their mother juggles missionary duties in the local town centre with an office job. But after mixing with her ‘worldly’ college friends, Luisa is found guilty of fornication by the church elders. Following her expulsion, Luisa’s mother and sister are forced to ostracise her completely or be shunned themselves. Written and directed by a former Jehovah’s Witness with a background in fine arts, Apostasy employs a precise visual style to evoke the quiet, internal world of religious believers who find themselves in, but not part of, our world.

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p.s. Please remember that not only do Ste and Terri organise these events for free, but also Ste also pays meetup organiser dues of about £12/month out of his own pocket, so if you can, please:

1) PayPal a small amount to xjwmeetup@hotmail.com

2) bring some change to pay for the upkeep of the group

or 3) contribute regularly to my Patreon (money goes toward these events and I also hope to start making YouTube videos soon).

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