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Free in Deed (N/C 15+)

18 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, Free in Deed is a searing drama inspired by true events. Filmed amidst the storefront churches that thrive in Memphis, the film explores the way that faith becomes the last refuge of hope in a society that abandons the disadvantaged. Single mother Melva (Edwina Findley) is struggling to cope with the wild, unruly behaviour of her son Benny. The medical profession only offer pills but a local Pentecostal church becomes a source of comfort as she is drawn to Abe (David Harewood), who is said to possess a healing touch.

Jake Mahaffy's Venice award-winner is a potent, provocative story of faith misplaced on the storefront-church circuit.

  • Director Jake Mahaffy
  • Cast David Harewood, Edwina Findley, Kathy Smith
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Running time 1h40m
  • Country USA / New Zealand
  • Language English
  • Year of production 2015
  • Thanks to Stray Dogs
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