Saturday, July 07, 2007
Dead Man Walking
For some reason, I have not seen Dead Man Walking until now. An excellent film that does more than address the death penalty. A young nun becomes the spiritual advisor to a man on death row, who knows her through casual prison correspondence. In the last days of his life, he tries to challenge the system and the law, but the nun gently and humanely impresses the values of respect, faith and staying true to one's self to get him through his last days. This story is based on true events, and is well worth seeing.
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Oh cool. I actually met Sr. Helen Prejean she is a very loving, kind, and spiritual person.
Wow Abe, if she was accurately portrayed, she must have been amazing to meet! I was so impressed with her strong, smart, rational, gentle and loving ways.
The thing I liked most about Dead Man Walking was that it never tried to force you to think one way or the other about the death penalty. Whatever you thought about it going in, was pretty much what you thought going out. I thought that was pretty refreshing.
Lori, I agree. The film stays down to earth and never gets preachy.
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