I Heard the Owl Call My Name (1973)
Made for television, I Heard the Owl Call My Name is set in an isolated Indian village in British Columbia. Tom Courtenay plays a naive young Anglican priest who is caught unawares by the primitiveness and poverty of his new parishioners. Bishop Dean Jagger, who's seen it all (and looks it!), uses alternating doses of toughness and tenderness to help Courtenay reach his flock. To do this, Courtenay must first reach within himself. Exquisitely adapted from the novel by Margaret Craven, I Heard the Owl Call My Name was first presented December 18, 1973. … More
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An old movie, but certainly worth watching. An inexperienced priest is sent to a remote Native community. The community teaches him a lot about life and death and the movie shows how Native and Christian cultures can co-exist.
The movie is shot on location, and I was struck by how often we saw laundry drying on a line.
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