I met a bunch of people from the 'Ex-JW Meetup' at the screening of World's Apart last night. I just wanted to say again how amazing it was to see you there and to talk to you after the movie.
I've been "disfellowshipped" for 10 years, but I don't think I've ever really talked to any ex-JW's in depth like that. It was a very moving experience. There are some things that no one else can understand unless you were in it, and it meant a lot to me to be able to talk to someone about it after the film ended.
I knew there was something special going on in the audience, because the woman behind me was crying in a way that no ordinary filmgoer would cry unless they, too, had been shunned by their family. At several points, I had to put my head on my boyfriend's shoulder and weep. It was very hard to watch, even after all these years. Mostly, I think, because the rest of the non-cult raised audience seemed horrified and enraptured by the story... and yet, really, it's ALL of our stories. For the first time I felt like people really cared.
Anyway, thank you for being there, even though it was a coincidence :)