“For The Bible Tells Me So” has been seen in venues around the world since it was selected for the 2007 Sundance Fill Festival, but in a way, it came home Saturday night.
Film executive producers Karen Ellis and Sandra Harkness welcomed the audience to the screening at the Neighborhood Congregational church of the award-winning documentary that explored the experiences of devout Christians caught between religious teachings and their sexual orientation and how it affected their families.
“This is our home town, and it brings tears to our eyes,” Harkness said.
The presentation was the first public screening of the film in Laguna Beach.
“We tried to get into the Edwards Theater here, but we couldn’t,” Ellis said.
The audience’s response was heartwarming.
“I got an e-mail the next day [after the show] from a teacher from another town,” Harkness said. “She said the film had changed her perspective.”