Film Inspired by Brown’s Immodest Acts Debuts Dec. 5

Editorial StaffNovember 29, 20211min

“Benedetta,” a film based on the book, Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy (Oxford University Press, 1986) will debut Dec. 5 in Middletown. Tickets are free of charge and available from the Usdan Box Office.

Written by Judith Brown, professor emerita of history, Immodest Acts shares the documented story of Sister Benedetta Carlini, Abbess of the Convent of the Mother of God, who had a lesbian affair with another nun, Bartolomeo.

Brown will discuss the film and her book at 5 p.m., Dec. 7 in Russell House.

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