Pin It
Favorite

Review: As It Is In Heaven 

click to enlarge film_rec-2.jpg

LSU film professor Joshua Overbay's low-budget but quietly affecting As It Is In Heaven shows how much can be done with limited resources as long as all the crucial elements are in place. Shot in 17 days with a crew consisting almost entirely of film students while Overbay taught at Kentucky's Asbury University, the movie portrays the rise of a charismatic religious-cult leader and his power struggle with the son of the sect's original leader. Armed with a subtle script written by his wife, Ginny Lee Overbay, the director sidesteps easy caricatures and stereotypes to find the humanity at the core of religious fervor. Cinematographer Isaac Pletcher uses light and shadow to increase the tension amid the film's bucolic rural setting. The result is an original piece of work, and one that finds its purpose in empathy and understanding.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Pin It
Favorite

Speaking of...

Submit an event Jump to date

Movies This Week

More Filmtimes

or

Latest in Film: Previews and Reviews

More by Ken Korman

© 2018 Gambit
Powered by Foundation