May 25

PRAY AWAY will screen at the 2021 Tribeca Film

Netflix is pleased to announce that PRAY AWAY will screen at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival ahead of its global launch on Netflix in August. 

Executive produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason BlumPRAY AWAY follows former leaders of the “pray the gay away” movement as they contend with the aftermath unleashed by their actions, while a survivor seeks healing and acceptance from more than a decade of trauma. 

The film will have an in-person, outdoor screening as part of Tribeca 2021 on Wednesday, June 16 at 8PM at the Brooklyn Commons at MetroTechwith director Kristine Stolakis and special guests in attendance for a Q&A. 


A Netflix Original Documentary

In Association with Blumhouse, Lamplighter Films, Naked Edge Films, 
Chicken & Egg Pictures, Perspective Fund, Secret Sauce Media


Directed by Kristine Stolakis
Produced by Jessica Devaney, Anya Rous, Kristine Stolakis
Executive Produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum

Official Selection – 2020 Tribeca Film Festival
Official Selection – 2020 Telluride Film Festival
Official Selection – 2021 Doc 10 Film Festival

Launching Globally on Netflix in August 2021


Tribeca 2021 Screening Schedule:
June 16 at 8:00 PM at Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech – In Person Screening

About the film PRAY AWAY
“I lived transgender, but I left it all to follow Jesus.” So explains self-identified ‘ex-trans’ Jeffrey, whose belief that change is possible reflects the core message of the conversion therapy movement today.

In the 1970s, five men struggling with being gay in their Evangelical church started a bible study to help each other leave the “homosexual lifestyle.” They quickly received over 25,000 letters from people asking for help and formalized as Exodus International, the largest and most controversial conversion therapy organization in the world.

Julie is one of hundreds of thousands of people caught in Exodus’ wake. When she came out at sixteen, her mom took her to a residential conversion therapy program where she spent the next decade going through weekly psychological, behavioral, and religious counseling to make her straight.

But leaders struggled with a secret: their own “same-sex attractions” never went away. After years as Christian superstars in the religious right, many have come out as LGBTQ, disavowing the very movement they helped start. PRAY AWAY chronicles that movement’s rise to power, persistent influence, and the harm it causes.

About Director Kristine Stolakis
Kristine Stolakis is a director whose films intimately examine how power, politics, and prejudice unfold in real peoples’ lives. Her debut feature PRAY AWAY, produced by Multitude Films, takes viewers inside the “pray the gay away” movement. She hails from North Carolina and central New York.

***Director Kristine Stolakis is available for interviews***

Year 2021 | Country USA | Runtime 101 mins


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We would like to thank David Magdael.& Associates for the press release.