- Directors: Bridget Kurt
- Format: Color
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 2000
- Rated: Parental Guidance SuggestedPG
- Studio: Beata Productions
- Run Time: 62.00 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- ASIN: B018HEW22Y
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,795 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Uncommon Grace: The Life of Flannery O'Connor
Despite her premature death at age 39, Flannery O’Connor left behind one of the most haunting and strikingly original bodies of work in 20th Century literature. With the rural South as her backdrop, she brought to life a string of eccentric characters torn between their worldly ambitions and the need for a more enduring truth. This film traces the people and events that shaped her remarkable career, as well as the important role that Catholicism played in her writing. Featuring expert commentary and rare photographs, Uncommon Grace will give you a new appreciation for this highly celebrated, yet often misunderstood, storyteller.
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What else? As good or better than the superb narration is the...MUSIC. The soundtrack of this film is just STUNNING. No other word for it. Along with Ms. Kurt's crisp narration, the soundtrack carries the film from start to finish. Flannery O'Connor's short life of just 39 years was marked by suffering, both physical and emotional, which she bore heroically. The soundtrack conveys precisely the right tone for a film about her life: certainly not melancholic, because her deep Catholic faith would have precluded such a lack of hope. But still...pensive, without being morose. Still serious-minded and even sorrowful. And the music captures all of that perfectly, in my opinion. I finished the film with a lump in my throat, frankly. It's that good.
If you are a fan in any way of American Literature in general or of Flannery O'Connor in particular, get this DVD. I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy it. This film comes with my highest recommendation. I loved it.