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News for the Church (2004)

 -  Drama | Short  -  12 August 2004 (USA)
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Set in a small Irish village, in the middle of the last century, News For The Church, based on renowned Irish writer Frank O'Connor's short story, follows the lives of two young people as ... See full summary »

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Set in a small Irish village, in the middle of the last century, News For The Church, based on renowned Irish writer Frank O'Connor's short story, follows the lives of two young people as they struggle for dignity only to meet with shocking results. Written by Andrew McCarthy

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25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

News for the Church (2004)

*** (out of 4)

Extremely well made short about a young Catholic woman (Nora-Jane No one) who goes to see her Priest (Jarlath Conroy) so that she can confess a one night stand. The editing and cinematography to this short is among the best I've seen in any recent film and first time director McCarthy (Weekend at Bernie's) does a great job at telling the story. It appears the film is a slam at the Catholic church for being so hard on sex yet letting child abuse go as if it were a lesser crime. The story of the girl and the Priest is mixed with another story and the way it's edited makes the film come off very powerful in the end.


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