Based on the fascinating and controversial true-life story of Michael Glatze, a celebrated queer theorist and gay activist who became an anti-gay Christian pastor. James Franco stars as the troubled Glatze, a beacon in the queer community, happily partnered to his architect boyfriend (Zachary Quinto) and the editor of the iconic gay magazine XY. When Michael suffers a mysterious health scare he turns to religion and begins to question his beliefs and sexual orientation, leading him to renounce his gay lifestyle and turn away from his partner and friends.
I Am Michael is a compelling and powerful film that will leave you talking.
Director Justin Kelly is a guest of the festival.