Amy Kohn Explores Love And Religion In ‘a Courtship’
Kohn’s documentary explores Christian courtship, a highly conservative Christian alternative to dating.
Drawing inspiration from “Amour” and “Love is Strange,” Amy Kohn’s documentary “A Courtship” exposes the intimacy of relationships and the thorniness and beauty of love while exploring the practice of Christian courtship. A highly conservative alternative to dating, courtship is a process in which couples commit to physical and emotional purity until marriage, saving even hand holding and first kisses for their wedding day. Courtship may seem like an unusual way to pursue a romantic relationship, especially in a world where Internet dating and premarital sex are the norm, but longing for love and a life partner is a universal feeling and the film follows one woman’s unusual journey to obtain them.