Fall from Grace
- Rated NR
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 9/23/2008
With the recitation of three provocative words-"God hates fags"-Reverend Fred Phelps ignited a firestorm of controversy in sleepy Topeka Kansas a maelstrom that has continued with his aggressively polarizing rhetoric on such heated issues as homosexuality and the war in Iraq. The penetrating and thought-provoking documentary FALL FROM GRACE follows Phelps' transformation from an award-winning civil rights attorney to an incendiary preacher whose extreme interpretations of Bible scriptures have reached millions around the globe. Rev. Phelps issued his first sermon 50 years ago at Westboro Baptist Church where his congregation was-and still is-largely comprised of his own family. Since then the group has staged over 22000 picket demonstrations at locations ranging from college campuses to funerals for American soldiers enraging many with slogans such as "Thank God for 9/11" and "You're going to hell." Replete with shocking interviews and rare Phelps footage FALL FROM GRACE paints a powerful portrait of hatred in America one that forces viewers to reexamine the quintessentially American right of free speech. DVD Features: An Interview with the Director; a Screening at Westboro; Trailer.
|Run Time:||87 minutes|