I Am Michael

Directed by:

Justin Kelly

Written by:

Justin Kelly & Stacey Miller

Executive Produced by:

Gus Van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting, To Die For) and Lauren Selig (Lone Survivor, Begin Again)

Produced by:

Vince Jolivette (Palo Alto, Spring Breakers, Lovelace), Michael Mendelsohn (Lord of War, Rage), Scott Reed and Ron Singer

STARRING

James Franco (127 Hours, Oz the Great and Powerful), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, NBC’s Heroes) and Emma Roberts (We’re the Millers, Scream 4)

I AM MICHAEL is the incredible true-life story of Michael Glatze, a gay activist who enrolls in the Christian Bible Academy to become a pastor. The film follows Michael from his days of personal self-discovery to his life in San Francisco, where he pursues political activism, social awareness and sexual exploration.  After a traumatic scare, Michael begins to be plagued by doubt, paranoia and fear about God, afterlife and the path to Heaven or Hell. He suddenly renounces his gay lifestyle and rejects his friends.. Dogmatic and single-minded, Michael seeks “salvation” through the ways of the Bible. This dramatic change in belief alters the lives of everyone around him and makes them wonder what happened to Michael. This powerful new film captures one man’s haunting journey through modern concepts of love, denial and redemption.