I Am Michael (VOD)




I Am Michael from Bounty Films on Vimeo.

The incredible true-life story of Michael Glatze, a high profile queer youth activist who created a national controversy when he claimed to no longer be gay and became a straight Christian pastor. The film follows Michael from his life in San Francisco with his boyfriend Bennett, where he pursues political activism, a journalist career at XY Magazine, social awareness, and sexual exploration, to his days of personal self-discovery. After a traumatic scare, Michael is plagued by doubt and paranoia, and begins a religious reawakening. Michael renounces his gay lifestyle, rejects his friends, and endeavors to find his “true self.” He explores Buddhism and Mormonism, yet ultimately lands at a Christian Bible school in rural Wyoming where he meets his girlfriend, Rebekah, and becomes the pastor of his own church.

“An unusually nuanced James Franco carries this complex portrait of a man who came out and fought to encourage other LGBT youth before converting to conservative Christianity.” – VARIETY
Standard Definition
Rating: M – Mature themes and coarse language
Runtime: 98 mins

Official Selection
“Melbourne Queer Film Fest (2017) – Opening Night Film
Mardi Gras Film Fest (2017), Berlin International Film Festival (2015), Sundance, BFI Flare, San Francisco’s Frameline, Houston’s Q Fest, Atlanta Film Festival, Film Out San Diego (Closing Night), Los Angeles’ Out Fest, Film Out San Diego, Provincetown International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, !f Istanbul, FICG Guadalajara, Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Sun Valley Film Festival, MiFo Miami, Italy’s Biografilm Festival, London LGBT Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Biografilm Festival, Frameline Film Festival, Provincetown International Film Festival, Peace & Love Film Festival, Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Festival Wins and Awards
Best Narrative Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best First Narrative Feature – Filmout San Digeo, US (2015)

Festival Nominations
American Film Festival” “Best Feature Film – Guadalajara International Film Festival (2015)
Best First Feature – Berlin International Film Festival (2015)