Rebel Hearts - Still 1

Rebel Hearts - Still 1

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A still from Rebel Hearts by Pedro Kos, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute..All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of news or editorial coverage of Sundance Institute programs. Photos must be accompanied by a credit to the photographer and/or 'Courtesy of Sundance Institute.' Unauthorized use, alteration, reproduction or sale of logos and/or photos is strictly prohibited.

3 Reasons You Have to Watch This Documentary on Nuns Fighting the Patriarchy

By: Discovery

REBEL HEARTS tells the story of The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who fought for equality, their livelihoods, and their own freedom against an all-powerful Cardinal who sought to keep them in their place. Keep reading to see why you should drop everything and watch REBEL HEARTS when it becomes available to stream on discovery+ Sunday, June 27.

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The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary stood up to the patriarchy of the Catholic Church in the 1960s Los Angeles, and are finally telling their side of the story. New documentary REBEL HEARTS is streaming on discovery+ June 27.

1. The Nuns Are Pretty Bad*ss

The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary bravely stood up to the patriarchy of the Catholic Church, fighting for their freedom against an all-powerful Cardinal who sought to keep them in their place. Needless to say, it wasn't an easy battle. All of this was happening in 1960s Los Angeles, when civil rights and gender inequalities were coming to a head. Their bold acts of faith, defiance and activism turned the church upside down, helping to reshape our society in ways that continue to resonate today.

2. It was a Sundance Film Festival Favorite

REBEL HEARTS premiered to glowing reviews at Sundance, and VARIETY said the doc "neatly threads a global feminist awakening through the very specific experience of a few defiant, no-longer-cloistered women."

3. The REBEL HEARTS Soundtrack is SO GOOD

The music companion to the documentary will fully immerse you in the viewing experience. It includes original songs by Sharon Van Etten, Rufus Wainwright, and was curated by award-winning Music Supervisor, Tracy McKnight.

Now that we've convinced you, don't forget to stream REBEL HEARTS on discovery+ starting Sunday, June 27.

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