Two sets of parents, the son of one having killed that of the other, are brought together in a church to work through their grief and hostility.
This animated version of Victor Hugo’s novel about a hunchback & a gypsy in medieval Paris emphasizes the theme of reaching out to outcasts.
Interview with Andrew Heckler, Writer/Director of BURDEN The following was conducted via telephone on February 21, 2020. I had seen the director’s social justice film Burden (now being released in stages across the USA) and thus was eager to talk about it during the all-too-brief 15 allotted minutes. My film review is already up on …
Screenplay by Cynthia Whitcomb, based on the book by Sheyann Webb & Rachel West Nelson, told to Frank Sikora. Cast & characters: Sheyann Webb – Jurnee Smollett; Rachel West – Stephanie Zandra Peyton; Martin Luther King, Jr. -Clifton Powell; Jonathan Daniels – Mackenzie Astin; Betty Webb – Ella Joyce; John Webb – Afemo Omilami; …
Places in the Heart, set in 1930s Texas, is the story of a black field hand helping a widowed white produce a successful cotton harvest, ending with an unusual Communion service.
An exceptional look at the threat of homelessness—and this movie is free to stream on Amazon Prime. Click the title to read my entire review.
Excellent, thought-provoking film! To read my full review, click on the headline.
In upstate NY a Protestant minister, teetering between faith & despair because of the death of his son in war & his resulting divorce, becomes radicalize by the suicide of an environmentalist.
A pastor battling to save his church property from take over by a college also has issues with his brother.
Based on a true story, I’m urging you to see this film about a pastor who preaches inclusion. Click the image to read my entire review.