Resurrection (1980)
First screened in March 2001 / Most recently screened in July 2016
Director: Daniel Petrie. Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Roberts Blossom, Eva Le Gallienne, Lois Smith, Richard Farnsworth, Jeffrey DeMunn, Clifford David, Pamela Payton-Wright, Richard Hamilton, Madeleine Sherwood, Carlin Glynn, Penelope Allen, Lane Smith, Ebbe Roe Smith, John Tillinger, Trazana Beverley, George Sperdakos, Bernard Behrens. Screenplay: Lewis John Carlino.

Twitter Capsule: The best part is that it got made. Boldly uncommercial, defiant of genre, preserving of mystery. Good character work.

VOR:   Even Hollywood optimists might have to concede this project would never get greenlit now. Fascinating fusion of women's picture, illness story, religious tale, supernatural yarn.

Photo © 1980 Universal Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actress: Ellen Burstyn
Best Supporting Actress: Eva Le Gallienne

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Drama): Ellen Burstyn

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actress (Le Gallienne)

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