Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The Overnighters

I'm taking the lazy way out on this one. This is a surprisingly devastating documentary told in simple narrative form. It's not devastating because of anything shocking - just because it so deeply exposes a pocket of real life. The sadness and frustration hit from the beginning. One of the interesting things  is how much it left me frustrated with myself because I didn't really know how I would respond in their all-too-possible of a situation - I mostly just didn't want to. And it's hard to know whether to hug Pastor Reinke or yell at him - and that seems to be the mix he draws from others too.

The lazy part is that this this review says it all better than I would - so check it out if you're interested in more. I give it ***

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