A movie about the oil boom in North Dakota, the impact in Williston, and how that played out in one church is now available at Amazon. I preordered a copy and it is downloading as I write.
Have been looking forward to seeing it a second time. I knew the story, particularly the ending, before seeing the movie the first time. Now I can watch the movie knowing how the movie presented the story.
Will have more to say about the movie after I watch it another time or two.
Particularly of note may be what has happened in the church to deal with the lack of neighborliness and my general observations on the oil boom and North Dakota. Also, there is a messy criminal trial that is a major P.S. to the movie.
The movie is amazing. Good story told well.
An intriguing downside to the verite style of moviemaking is that the audience only learns what the camera sees and what the principals say on camera. What happened while the camera was off and everything beyond the line-of-sight of the producer doesn’t exist as far as the audience is concerned.
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I will have several full disclosure comments to make as I talk about the movie.
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