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|Sister Aimee The Aimee Semple Mcpherson Story|
Actors: Mimi Michaels, Rance Howard, Teres Byrne, Richard Rossi, Kiera Chaplin
Director: Richard Rossi
It s hard to determine where fact or fiction begins with Aimee Semple McPherson, one of the most famous and influential female evangelists in the world. Just like today s Hollywood celebrities Aimee was married three times... more »
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Cleo D. (TheAngelLady) from LANSING, KS
Reviewed on 7/26/2012...
This movie did not hold my attention. I could not follow along with it. Thought it was boring.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Richard A. Rossi | hollywood, california | 05/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As the director of this film, I wanted to share that I was offered money to make a big budget film on Sister Aimee by rigid religious Aimee adherents and loyalists who wanted me to remove from my script her overdose, breakdown, three marriages, and morals trial. I couldn't live with myself if I made a propagnada piece. Jesus said the truth shall set us free, so I decided to turn down millions of dollars and make a truthful portrayal that Sister Aimee was a conduit for the Spirit, but also a very human person. We shot on a micro-budget of a few thousand dollars, but this brought out creativity in us. I'm very proud of the cast, every one of them did an amazing job acting. We were a finalist for best feature at a film festival in Milan, we were voted the greatest guerrilla film of all time on the IGFA top 100 list, we set an attendance record at the Beverly Cinema in Hollywood, and we were honored at SAG with a special screening. Thank you to all of you who purchase the film and have supported us. I believe in our film, in our fans,and in our fantastic company of actors, so I vote five stars out of five *****. God bless, Richard Rossi (Writer-Director)"
Beautiful and Compelling
S. Krueger | 03/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed this beautiful and compelling film which is based on the real life of a famous female evangelist in the 1920's. Her controversial story is presented with honesty and heart. It captures the conflict between her godly and human passions and explores her sincere desire to follow God's call as well as her desire to find personal happiness. She was able to attain great success in her ministry but not in her personal life. The film unveils some of the mystery and scandal that surrounded her ministry, life, and tragic death.
The talented cast was able to convincingly portray the many colorful characters in her life. The role of Aimee was played brilliantly with a full range of emotion and drama, as her ministry was often a mixture of church and Hollywood. Creative imagery and symbolism were used effectively throughout the film and enhanced the fascinating story.
I think this film will challenge many misconceptions about the lives of those in public ministry. After all, they are only human like the rest of us. People tend to put those in spiritual leadership on a pedestal because they are charismatic or gifted. If they should fall from their pedestal, they are often harshly judged by the self-righteous instead of being lifted up into the arms of God's unconditional love and grace. I thought the ending of the film was touching and demonstrated God's love in a very powerful way.
This is a film that will make you think as well as touch your heart.
Entertaining & Thought Provoking
Cathi Curen | Los Angeles, CA | 02/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Director Richard Rossi artistically portrays the life of one of the most influential faith healer's of all time. Mimi Michaels is radiant in her representation of Aimee's struggle of living by faith in a material world, supported by a mesmerizing cast that draws you into this powerful woman's questionable life with sensitivity and compassion. Aimee's attempt to live her love and calling for God as she longed for human love and understanding will have you seeing those who serve in a different light. This is a movie you won't want to miss!"