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God Knows Where I Am (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Drama | 7 April 2016 (USA)
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Through diary entries, this documentary follows the life and death of homeless woman Linda Bishop and her struggles with starvation, sanity and God.

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Jedd Wider, Todd Wider
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Carbone ... Self - Prospective Home Buyer
Matthew Nelson ... Self - Police Officer
Wayne DiGeronimo ... Self - Assistant Deputy Medical Examiner
Brian Smith ... Self - Home Owner
Lora Goss ... Self - Home Owner
Jennie Duval ... Self - Chief Medical Examiner
Joan Bishop ... Self - Linda's Sister
Linda Bishop ... Self (archive footage)
Doug Bixby ... Self - Friend
Kathy White ... Self - Friend
Caitlin Murtagh ... Self - Daughter
Thomas Scarlato ... Self - Ground Zero Site Volunteer
Stephanie Savard ... Self - Clinical Social Worker
James E. Duggan ... Self - New Hampshire Supreme Court
Judith E. Kolada ... Self - Occupational Therapist
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Storyline

The body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body, lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity, but told with poignance, beauty, humor, and spirituality. For nearly four months, Linda Bishop survived on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her, during one of the coldest winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

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Not Rated

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Harrowing and Gripping, excellently produced.
26 October 2018 | by ianwilmoth-14058See all my reviews

The subject matter has been well covered in other reviews, but I just want to mention that the film making's use of conventional documentary tropes such as re enactments, voice over, interviews, and pans over letters, are somehow woven together in a mesmerizing fashion with absolutely beautiful cinematography and lighting of the re enactments, which are shot in the actual house. The shots linger over beautifully lit and composed scenes, without feeling slow. The voice actress that plays the crazy lady is really good. The music is subtle but creepy and melancholy and really adds to the atmosphere. Almost every line is a description of the woman by another person who starts out with the word "she", which at times is almost overwhelming though i'm sure that was the point. "she was this, she was that, she was the other, she did this she did that," imagine hearing sentences starting with the word she at least 200 times. Anyways the production values here really elevate this over the way this type of story is usually handled.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,135

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,135
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Wider Film Projects See more »
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Color
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