Aimee McPherson drew thousands to her Hollywood Temple, healing the sick, speaking in tongues, and raising the dead. She even stopped the rain in Kansas. Until, the miracles stopped in 1926 when she mysteriously disappeared. The film poignantly addresses her search for love. She could heal the multitudes, but she could not heal her own broken heart.Written by
Director Richard Rossi chose an actor-friend with long hair and a beard to play Jesus at the end of the film. The actor had been battling a heroin problem, relapsed and never showed up. The Jesus role is uncredited and it's a mystery who played Christ embracing Aimee, but rumors persist that Rossi himself wore the wig and played Christ in the final scene. See more »
When the D.A. gives his opening statement in Sister Aimee's trial, there is a large map on the wall behind him that clearly says, "Kern County, California." Her trial took place in Los Angeles County. Richard Rossi was given free use of a courthouse in Bakersfield (Kern County) by a judge who was kindly disposed toward the project and allowed free shooting on a Saturday. See more »
Faith is the key to miracles, and you have faith or you wouldn't be here today!
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I saw this movie, with a friend and a film writer. The content was misleading at best. The film quality and directing was amateurish. His camera actually moved from person to person, without cuts. I got dizzy just watching. I, with no film experience, know better than that.
My film writer friend thought his work was so amateurish that she was embarrassed for Rossi. My other friend who has written and done stage work herself, was literally sickened by his misportrayal of Aimee Semple McPherson's life.
His intended premise is misguided and never proved. The movie never gave "insight" to anything but gross exaggeration and erroneous information. There is nothing to indicate why she was such a phenomenon. There is never a crowd -- no attempt to give any kind of context to her world-wide appeal or her national "celebrity" status.
Seeing this movie you would think all she did in life was marry three times, in a very short span of time, and fought with her mother. And that really is the just of the movie in a nutshell. And very poorly done at that. Now I've just saved you 2 1/2 hours of watching a boring movie.
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