11/18/2016

The Falls: Covenant of Grace (2016)

Jon Garcia picks up the thread from his first "The Falls" movies and completes the trilogy with "The Falls: Covenant of Grace," a sweet, satisfying conclusion to an epic, and spiritually troubled, same-sex relationship. “The fact that The Falls became a trilogy at all is a surprise to even me, and even more surprising was the innate need I had to finish it,” said director Garcia. “Though I’m a little sad I’ll never work on another one of these movies, I think collectively, we found the right way to bring this story to a fitting close.

Average Rating: 7,9/10
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: September 2016 (USA)
Duration: 1h 59min
Genre: Drama, Romance 
Director: Jon Garcia
Writer: Jon Garcia, Rodney Moore
Stars: Nick Ferrucci, Benjamin Farmer, Curtis Edward Jackson
   RJ and Chris have been growing closer. Chris, now divorced but still an active member of the LDS church, still lives in Salt Lake City with his young daughter Kaylee. RJ has moved to Portland, and is a successful writer. Chris takes a weekend trip to visit RJ in Portland, but their burgeoning relationship is thrown for a loop when the LDS church announces a ban against baptisms for children of same sex couples. They are divided about how to handle the announcement, and what it means for their relationship and their faith. Even though he still has faith, RJ would rather just be done with the Church, but Chris is not ready to let it go. Chris goes home with the issue of their relationship still unresolved. But when Chris' mother unexpectedly dies, RJ drops everything to fly to Salt Lake City and be there for him. During the visit, Chris' father Noah Merrill, who is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and strongly disapproves of same-sex relationships, has a change of heart ...