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Emanuel (2019)

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National headlines blazed the story: Churchgoers Gunned Down During Prayer Service in Charleston, South Carolina. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in the church, nine African Americans lay dead--leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror.

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"Emanuel" achieves a rich solemnity in honoring lives ripped away too soon and often quickly forgotten by a public all too often redirected by the news cycle toward another mass shooting.

October 17, 2019 | Full Review…

A deeply religious film.

October 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It is a tribute to those who lost loved ones, but it's also a movie with a message, one that emphasizes some survivors and family members' willingness to forgive Roof just mere days after he walked into their church.

October 10, 2019 | Full Review…

The movie is primarily an act of bearing witness that does not ask to be judged on conventional filmmaking terms.

October 10, 2019 | Full Review…

"Emanuel" demonstrates forgiveness is hard work that requires a divine-level of fortitude. Especially when it comes at direct odds with the ones you hold dear.

June 17, 2019 | Full Review…

A loving and slightly awestruck elegy.

June 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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