Filmfest 2018

German Age Rating

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"Pray away the gay!" Nothing could be simpler, could it? Cameron's high-school days in rural 1990s America are drawing to a close. But when she's caught making out with another girl, her conservative guardians send her to a conversion therapy center, where discipline and Christian rock songs are supposed to put her on the correct path. Based on the novel by Emily Danforth.

tags: Youth/Coming of Age, Queer, Religion, Feature film

Cast: Chloë Grace-Moretz, Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, Jennifer Ehle, John Gallgher Jr.


Screenplay: Desiree Akhavan, Cecilia Frugiuele

Original Material: Emily M. Danforth

Director of Photography: Ashley Connor

Film Editor: Sara Shaw

Composer: Julian Wass

Production Designer: Markus Kirshner

Costume Design: Stacey Berman

Sound: James B. Appleton

Producer: Cecilia Frugiuele, Jonathan Montepare

Production Company: Beachside Films

Co-Producer: Michael B. Clark, Alex Turtletaub

Co-Production Company: Parkville Pictures

World Sales: Elle Driver

Director: Desiree Akhavan


Desiree Akhavan was born in New York City in 1984. She attended Smith College and New York University. Between 2010 and 2012, she directed 16 episodes of the TV series THE SLOPE, which like her debut film APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR (2014) dealt with questions of sexual identity.