[Sundance Interview] Justin Kelly (Director of I Am Michael)

Video shot and edited by J. Frank.

I Am Michael, the upcoming film featuring James Franco as Michael Glatze, a former gay rights and LGBT icon who famously renounced his homosexuality to become a Christian pastor, is set to for its worldwide premiere tonight during this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film, which is based on the New York Times article “My Ex-Gay Best Friend” written by Glatze’s former best friend, Benoit Denizet-Lewis in 2011, explores Glatze’s relationship with his long-time ex-boyfriend, Bennet (Zachary Quinto), and his religious awakening.

We had the chance to interview the film’s director Justin Kelly about the film, working alongside Franco and Quinto, whether Glatze and Denizet-Lewis had any involvement with the film, and more. Be sure to come back later this weekend for our full review of I Am Michael.

Geoff Henao

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He's funny sometimes.

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