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Whiskey Priest2009

  • 2.9
According to local legend, a defrocked Episcopal priest lives in the mountains of northwestern Skagit County and takes confessions by mail, via a post office box in the sleepy town of Bow, Washington. In WHISKEY PRIEST (a title inspired by Graham Greene's "The Power and the Glory"), Pacific Northwest filmmakers Randy Walker and Jennifer Shainin visit a few of the people who have received replies. Made for Mike Plante's Lunchfilm series for the price of a lunch with the filmmakers, WHISKEY PRIEST becomes a meandering, easy-going portrait of the people who reached out to him and an offbeat sketch of the community in which they live. The confessions become our entry into a group with nothing in common but their efforts to reach out for some kind of comfort or absolution. - Sean Axmaker

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For a short documentary that really leaves me confused, "Whiskey Priest," is pleasant, funny, and interesting. I love all of the town characters that are captured on film, and that the viewer is the one that has to figure out some of the threads. As a whole, this documentary feels too good to be true, like just a indie movie, and I feel like a documentary that doesn't feel like one is one of the best compliments I can give.

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For a short documentary that really leaves me confused, "Whiskey Priest," is pleasant, funny, and interesting. I love all of the town characters that are captured on film, and that the viewer is the one that has to figure out some of the threads. As a whole, this documentary feels too good to be true, like just a indie movie, and I feel like a documentary that doesn't feel like one is one of the best compliments I can give.

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this is my favorite film of 2015

What does the priesthood have to do about it? Seems unfinished. I guess it has to do with Al as them last frontier? No fan of the extreme close-up. Is he the divorced individual of the 1st scene?