Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ability to heal physical infirmities. While most people simply accept her gift, her lover (Sam Shepard) becomes mentally unbalanced and dangerous because she does not place the healings within a religious context.Written by
Michael Cieslak <email@example.com>
I originally saw this on the late show one night and it moved me deeply. It reaffirmed for me that spirituality has little to do with religion. It starts with a "going towards the light" death experience that although not done with high tech special effects still is the best cinematic version I've yet seen. Her healing,unknowingly, begins with just a touch and some words of encouragement from a friendly old stranger with a twinkle in his eye. Eventually fully healed and beginning to help others her ability to channel this power threatens those who don't understand it or want to control it or her. I thought the acting was first rate from everyone. A realistic and humane treament of a mysterious subject. I hope someday it is released on DVD as my VHS copy is unwatchable.
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