Film Reviews

Mary Magdalene A creative, relevant, and reverent film about Mary Magdalene, a deeply spiritual woman for all ages. Transformation
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote A picaresque and quixotic tale about a filmmaker transformed into a dreamer. Transformation
Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story Top-drawer documentary on the African-American mystic, pastor, and spiritual mentor to leaders in the civil rights movement. Justice
The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci) A slow-paced, soul-searching character study. Connections
The Best of Enemies A remarkable film of hope, daring, and vision. Transformation
The Brink Portrait of political operative Steve Bannon who presents himself as a rough rider on the right side of history. Shadow
Time for Ilhan A profile of an up-and-coming political star and the process of civic participation. Hope
The Mustang Uplifting story about how a wild mustang becomes a spiritual teacher to an emotionally shut-down man. Teachers
Diane A deeply spiritual movie that provides a slice of a caregiver's life. Love
Gloria Bell A portrait of loneliness addressed by letting go and dancing. Love
Out of Blue An exploration of the big mysteries that dwarf crime conundrums. X-The Mystery
The Hummingbird Project Excellent depiction of the cultural clash between speed and simplicity. Shadow
Tigerland A documentary about a century of conservation efforts to save tigers in India and Russia. Compassion
Apollo 11 A well-done documentary about the American space mission that made astronaut Neil Armstrong the first human on the moon. Questing
Woman at War A watershed Icelandic film which will speak to the hearts and minds of all committed women who are working toward the creation of an ecological world. Justice
Saint Judy An ethically rich drama about asylum law and the uplifting emotion of elevation. Justice
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind A tribute to a creative, determined, and compassionate African boy. Love
The Kindergarten Teacher A character-driven drama about a schoolteacher who yearns to nurture the poetic brilliance of a student. You
High Flying Bird A probe of the toxins of pro basketball: racism, money greed, and power plays. Shadow
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World A beautiful animated feature celebrating supportive friendships between humans and animals. Love
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