Forgiving the Franklins Screening

The INDEPENDENT FILM TRACK is proud to bring you a screening of the independent film Forgiving the Franklins. The first feature by director/writer Jay Floyd, this comedy-drama has received critical acclaim and has screened at both the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT and the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX.

The Franklins—Mom, Dad, and kids Caroline and Brian—are a God-fearing, über-repressed, and ultra-judgmental family whose lives are changed forever in a terrible car accident. In a near-death vision, Jesus Chris, sporting tattoos and a tank top, visits them and delivers them from the burden of Original Sin.

Thus unencumbered, they return to their old life, and discover that their outlook on everything, from church to relationships and even sex, has changed, putting them at odds with the values of their community. Worse, daughter Caroline didn’t experience their rebirth and is mortified by how her family has burst their shackles of repressed sexuality.

Floyd’s hilarious masterpiece juggles themes of hypocrisy, bigotry, and sexual inhibition in modern society with laugh-out-loud humor in a fresh, colorful, and intensely poignant tale. This sexy satire will leave you thinking.

Dragon*Con is your only opportunity to catch this festival favorite in Georgia. Don’t miss it! (Note: This film is not intended for children.)

Sun 8:30PM, International South Ballroom.

Author of the article

Eugie Foster was the long-time Director/Editor of the Daily Dragon an award-winning writer of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and YA/children's lit. She received the 2009 Nebula Award for her novelette, "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast," the 2011 and 2012 Drabblecast People's Choice Award for Best Short Story for "The Wish of the Demon Achtromagk" and "Little Grace of the House of Death," and has been nominated for the Hugo, British Science Fiction, and Washington Science Fiction awards. Her works have been translated into eight languages, and her short fiction collection, Returning My Sister's Face and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice, has been used as a textbook at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of California-Davis.