A teen struggles to reconcile his desires with the strict morals of his religious family, while the adults around him struggle with similar conflicts.
Prejudices and passions collide in this examination of Evangelical culture. Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party depicts divisions of race, class, and sexuality within a single congregation. In scrutinizing the hypocrisy of its judgemental characters, the film extends grace to those who often forget to afford it to others.
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival