Saturday, January 28, 2006

Two more films about religion in America. . .

Moses insists I put Crimes and Misdemeanors on here, and he's right. Even if it isn't your "traditional" religious movie.

And the indie film (just out on video) Junebug presents a family of "red-staters" who are proud of their faith and not afraid to show it (it's also smart about showing the ways the church functions as a social gathering place in a small town). It's even got a hymn singing scene that's not played for laughs.

Some people feel the film is condescending, but I was immensely moved by it. I think it has more than enough heart for all of its characters.

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