Diane Cowen, religion and food editor for the Houston Chronicle, interviews director Mary Fishman about her reasons for making the film, how it's been received, and how she was transformed in the process.
G. Allen Johnson of the San Francisco Chronicle chose Band of Sisters as one of 3 films recommended for the weekend of July 18-22. The other two films were the classic Being There by Hal Ashby (1979) and Jeff Von Ward's entertaining documentary The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time.
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."