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Entertaining Angels [DVD]

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  • Actors: Moira Kelly, Martin Sheen, Heather Graham, Melinda Dillon, Lenny Von Dohlen
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Fifth Avenue
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Feb. 2010
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0018WUBJO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,134 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The life story of human rights activist Dororthy Day. A Marxist journalist in New York in the early part of the century, Day (Moira Kelly) works for female suffrage. After two abortive affairs, she becomes a single mother, eventually converting to the Catholic faith. Day becomes involved with helping the poor of New York, working in soup kitchens and highlighting the problem in her paper, 'The Catholic Worker'.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. D. Surrey TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 10 Feb. 2014
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I love a film that I can watch many times and not be sick of,and this is one of them.It may not suit everyone but you will never know unless you buy it.

It is the story of Dorothy Day,a little known woman in GB,but well loved in the USA.Only half her life is crammed into this film,but enough is shown for the viewer to understand that this was no ordinary woman.She was a journalist as a young woman,and she had lived through the San Francisco earthquake,when she lived with her family as a child.The newspaper her father printed was one of the tragedies of the natural disaster (although this was not shown in the film)

Day became a lifelong Catholic after working alongside a Nun in a Church near to where she lived on the beach of Staten island.She had a disastrous first love,that ended with an abortion.Her 2nd love,would not commit to marriage but she did have a child by him,and that went some way to fill the gap left by her abortion.

Her part was played by Moira Kelly,and the inspiration for her love of the poorest that were found in the filthy back streets of down town New York, was the result of her meeting an itinerant French Theologian,played by Martin Sheen..Between them,they fed the hungry,and cared for the sick,the alcoholics,the starving..........they lived their lives by adopting Christ's impassioned Sermon on the Mount.

A very moving film,that hopefully may inspire us as well.I always think when I see a beggar or a vagrant,that "There by the grace of God,go I!"
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I bought this DVD after having read the autobiography of Dorothy Day 'The long loneliness' and I was very well pleased with how the film projected her life. The film captures Dorothy's life story from the time she was part of a radical leftish group and worked as a journalist to when she lives on a beach on Statton Island meets a man she truly loves (Forster), has a baby, becomes a Catholic and probably most important of all meets Peter Maurin who with Dorothy sets up the Catholic Workers Association. Moira Kelly does a fabulous portrayal of Dorothy and Martin Sheen does a reasonable portrayal of Peter Maurin. There were very important aspects of Dorothy's life that were not eluded to in the film - she attended Mass daily and I also thought that a little more of Peter Maurin's absolute dedication to helping the poor might have been appropriate - he slept in the same quarters as the down and outs they were looking after and did not even have his own bed - he slept in whatever one was available! Part of the beauty of this film is the complete honesty in how Dorothy has been portrayed in her earlier life - she had an abortion from an earlier relationship and her transformation to one of the most inspiring Catholic activists of the 20th century is well portrayed in this film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lesley ventham on 5 May 2013
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Went to Spring Harvest this year!A section of this film was played!What an amazing women Dorothy Day was!Very inspiring film!I had never heard of her!
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