Band of Sisters is the kick-off film in a series of 5 Films by Women presented at Loyola University Chicago as a benefit for Chicago Filmmakers. Please spread the word and join us! For more info about the series/to buy tickets: http://www.chicagofilmmakers.org/loyolaseries
"Out of the Habit, Into the Fire"
August 3, 2014
Reporter Naureen Khan recently spent a week with Sisters Pat and JoAnn, who are featured in Band of Sisters. Ms. Kahn offers an insightful account of what she witnessed and what the sisters' work is all about.
America Magazine: "Band of Sisters offers some of the more intelligent company to be shared at the movies"
We had a wonderful D.C. area premiere Friday, April 11, 2014 at the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. We set a record for the largest Band of Sisters audience ever (425 people!) thanks to the help of many groups and friends including the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, NETWORK, WATER, Women's Ordination Conference, Pax Christi, ND Women Connect, Solidarity With Sisters, and LCWR.
Many thanks to the AFI for showing the film. We will be back for an encore on November 9th, 2014!
Library Journal reviews Band of Sisters: "Fishman and those she speaks with here show that giving up the habit did not mean that the sisters gave up their commitment to the work of the church." The reviewer's verdict: "A poetic tribute to the work of women religious who have made a transition to the contemporary world without losing their vision."
Reviewed by Augustine J. Curley, Newark Abbey, NJ, in the April 1, 2014 issue, p. 62.
"MARY FISHMAN AND HER BAND OF SISTERS"
The behind the scenes story of the making of the film.
St. Anthony Messenger is America's best-selling Catholic magazine, published each month by the Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province, Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit the website at: www.StAnthonyMessenger.org
PDF of the article provided below, courtesy of St. Anthony Messenger.
"Fishman’s debut film Band of Sisters is a thought-provoking, intimate look at the lives of contemporary American nuns.