Raw Faith (2011)
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While serving a community that relies on her for wisdom and advice (on both personal and ethical issues), Marilyn struggles quietly with decisions about her own future. Furthermore, as she seeks to reconcile the commitments of her profession with a longing for intimacy and love, childhood memories of mental illness and alcoholism come back to the surface - and must be dealt with before she can move forward. As Marilyn's life unfolds in front of the camera (in real time), she shares her journey
Jun 24, 2011 Limited
Jun 5, 2012
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Peter Wiedensmith's unassuming docu on Unitarian minister Marilyn Sewell sounds a welcome, unabashedly humanistic note.
It's refreshing to see a documentary about a normal grown-up who is struggling with problems of life and love, just as so many invisible others do.
Shining an intimate light on an individual in order to reveal greater truths about life and the world, Raw Faith focuses on progressive-minded Portland, Oregon, Unitarian minister Marilyn Sewell.
Part personal documentary and part doc-as-tribute, Raw Faith needed a true star to work at all. She's found in Marilyn Sewell, a sixty-something Unitarian minister.
As holistic a portrait of religious devotion and engagement as exists in recent memory... a film of utterly sincere uplift.
Raw Faith is as pared as Sewell's sermons, as there doesn't seem to be a misplaced or gratuitous moment in the entire film.
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