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In Los Angeles in the 1960s, the Convent of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, now the campus of the American Film Institute, would become the center of religious controversy. Adding science to the curriculum and abandoning the habit, its sisters reflected the ever-evolving attitudes of the country, but the church, and particularly its authoritarian archdiocese, were appalled at this display of defiance and determined to suppress the resistance. Unwilling to renounce their beliefs, the sisters’ courageous stand against the full power of the Roman Catholic Church and its engrained patriarchal strictures would come at a considerable cost. Director Pedro Kos’ REBEL HEARTS is a lively portrait of resistance and an affectionate celebration of the incredible women who led this movement.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    103 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Director
    Pedro Kos
  • Screenwriter
    Erin Barnett, Shawnee Isaac-Smith, Pedro Kos
  • Producer
    Kira Carstensen, Shawnee Isaac-Smith, Judy Korin
  • Executive Producer
    Ethan Goldman, Abigail E. Disney, Adrienne Becker, Christy Spitzer Thornton, Quiet, Meadow Fund, Nancy Stephens, Rick Rosenthal, Tony Hsieh
  • Cast
    Anita Caspary, Helen Kelley, Corita Kent, The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of California
  • Cinematographer
    Emily Topper, Clay Westervelt
  • Editor
    Erin Barnett, Yaniv Elani, Pedro Kos, Ondine Rarey
  • Production Design
  • Music
    Ariel Marx