A Courtship

Showings

Milliken at the Dennos Museum Fri, Jul 31, 2015 12:00 PM
Martha's Leelanau Table
City Opera House Sat, Aug 1, 2015 3:15 PM
Film Info
Section:Documentary
Cinema Salon
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Release Year:2015
Runtime:71 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Amy Kohn
Produced by:Amy Kohn
Cinematography:Evan Eames
Editing By:Jordan Montminy

Description

Today’s singles are inundated with so many newfangled ways to meet mates: online sites, phone apps, speed dating, panels of experts on reality TV. But 33-year-old Kelly has chosen to put her faith in God and Christian Courtship, a practice whereby couples give over control of their dating lives to their families, and save even their first kiss for marriage. It’s a challenge for devout Kelly, since her own parents don’t agree with the plan, and she has already pursued conventional dating. Undeterred, she finds spiritual parents in Grand Rapids who agree to take her in and keep her as long as they need to, until they find her the perfect match. In her first feature, Amy Kohn tackles a sensitive subject and a deeply interesting personal story with openness and tact, creating a poignant portrait of a woman who, like everyone else, just wants to be loved. In Person: Director Amy Kohn; Subjects the Wright Family.

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