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Chronicles the life of Dorothy Day who dedicated herself in service to her socialist beliefs and her adopted faith of Catholicism. The movement she created continues to thrive to this day, with more than 200 communities across the United States and another 28 communities abroad. The title of the movie is taken from a phrase which means to treat all guests, whether they be kings or peasants, like they were visiting angels.Written by
...and as good an introduction as I could hope to someone who had to have been a complex person.
I'd only heard of Dorothy Day before I viewed this movie at a Catholic retreat house run by the Redemptorists.
I suspect the producers felt they could go only so far with the subject matter, but they paid attention. The fact that they even tried reflects well on them.
Moira Kelly credibly kept my attention throughout. I could recognize Melinda Dillon, Heather Graham, Brian Keith and Martin Sheen among the other players, but that's not to slight the large cast that truly worked as an ensemble.
I'll doubtless learn more, and plan that by reading Day's autobiography "The Long Loneliness" and her account of the Catholic Worker movement, "Loaves and Fishes".
Any film that inspires me to learn more about its subject earns my respect.
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