Rehka Basu of the Des Moines Register attended the screening of Band of Sisters at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on May 5th and wrote an article about the film, progressive nuns and the role of churches in social justice activism. Link to the article: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130508/BASU/305080051/1036
We did well this past weekend on a hold-over, so Seattle's Northwest Film Forum will be bringing Band of Sisters back for a third weekend. Screenings on Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28 at 3 & 5 PM. Tell all your friends in Seattle they've got another chance to see Band of Sisters at the Northwest Film Forum!
Don't miss "60 Minutes" this Sunday, for a segment on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the Vatican's critique of them in a "doctrinal assessment" issued April 18, 2012. The segment is called "American nuns speak out" and has been in production since last summer. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57574635/american-nuns-speak-out/
Denise Crosby, of the Chicago Sun-Times, attended a screening and panel at Rosary High School in Aurora on March 2 and was very impressed with the work of Sisters Pat Murphy and JoAnn Persch, who she dubs "celebs."
On the eve of the screening of Band of Sisters at the University of Notre Dame, the Observer (the student-run, daily print and online newspaper) caught up with director and Notre Dame alumna Mary Fishman for an interview. Senior and editor Courtney Cox asked the questions and wrote a fine piece about the film and U.S. women religious: Scene interviews Mary Fishman
CNN.com's Jen Christensen posted a very informative and thoughtful article today on baby boomer nuns and their innovative work in health care for the poor, after Vatican II freed the sisters to live and work among the people. http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/30/health/nuns-health-care/?hpt=hp_c1
Rick Kogan, host of Chicago Public Radio's "Afternoon Shift," interviewed director Mary Fishman and Sister Margaret Galiardi on the eve of the second run of Band of Sisters at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. The live interview aired November 15 on WBEZ, 91.5 FM, as the last segment of Rick's show: stream it from the WBEZ website.
The Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants is sponsoring a benefit concert on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in LaGrange Park, IL. Sisters of Mercy Pat Murphy and JoAnn Persch helped found the group in their quest to provide pastoral care and other support for detained immigrants. This committee and their work is featured in Band of Sisters.