Film Poster, 'Priest' card

Film Poster, 'Priest'

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Priest, 1994 Originally planned as a ten part TV series, Priest is Liverpool writer Jimmy McGovern and director Jane Bird’s debut feature film. McGovern, drawn to stories of the underdog and outsider, highlights the dilemma of faith, desire and celibacy through a young gay Catholic priest new to an inner-city parish in North Liverpool. Spirituality can for some feel incompatible with sexual diversity. Spectrum of Spirituality is a Liverpool based LGBT interfaith partnership whose vision is of a world where people do not have to choose between their spirituality and their sexuality or gender identity. It was set up in 2010 to create an inclusive interfaith event for Liverpool's first official LGBT event Pride, and continues to thrive.