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REBEL HEARTS // Discovery+ Release Announced / Documentary following a group of revolutionary, patriarchy-defying nuns in 1960s Los Angeles


REBEL HEARTS // discovery+ Announces June 25 (Theatrical) and June 27 (Streaming) Release

Trailer Now Available

The documentary premiered to glowing reviews at Sundance and tells the immersive story of a trailblazing group of nuns who bravely stood up to the patriarchy of the Catholic Church.

discovery+ continues to ramp up their original documentary slate with projects from the best storytellers. REBEL HEARTS joins a diverse slate of documentaries, including INTRODUCING, SELMA BLAIR and LILY TOPPLES THE WORLD launching on the service this year.

In 1960s Los Angeles, The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary fought for equality, their livelihoods, and their own freedom against an all-powerful Cardinal who sought to keep them in their place. 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. Kos combines incredible archival footage, stunning animation and two decades of never-before-seen interviews gathered by the film’s producer Shawnee Isaac-Smith to beautifully illustrate the story of these incredible women.

The REBEL HEARTS soundtrack, curated by award-winning Music Supervisor Tracy McKnight, will be released on June 25 via Node Records, timed to the documentary’s discovery+ launch. The soundtrack includes original songs by Sharon Van Etten and Rufus Wainwright, and the score by Ariel Marx.

REBEL HEARTS is directed by Pedro Kos; produced by Kira Carstensen, Shawnee Isaac-Smith and Judy Korin; executive producers Ethan Goldman, Pedro Kos, Abigail E. Disney, Adrienne Becker, Christy Spitzer Thornton, Quiet, Meadow Fund; for Whitewater Films executive producers Nancy Stephens & Rick Rosenthal; for XTR executive producer Tony Hsieh and co-executive producers Roberto Grande, Bryn Mooser, Justin Lacob, Kathryn Everett, Mimi Pham; additional co-executive producers Nina Fialkow, Kristín Ólafsdóttir, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Lyn Davis Lear, Regina K. Scully and Emma Ho. The film is a Merman/Anchor Entertainment production in association with Level Forward and Quiet.

Starting On: June 25, 2021
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