Thursday, June 23rd at 7:30pm
Documentary filmmaker Sean Bloomfield (If Only We Had Listened, The Triumph) and the Stella Mar Films crew have wrapped filming and finalized the details on the release of their latest film Apparition Hill.
“We didn’t set out to create a film about life and death,” says Mr. Bloomfield. “But when you draw seven people from different backgrounds together, you can’t help but explore what’s truly on people’s hearts. This project turned into a fascinating experience that shows just how much we all have in common. Despite what seem like major differences, these unlikely pilgrims have a shared story that needs to be told.”
The documentary is the fruit of a groundbreaking concept utilizing a video contest and crowd-funding campaign to send 5 individuals to Medjugorje, a little-known village nestled in between two mountains along the border of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia to film their experiences. The contest and campaign surpassed expectations and the “pilgrimage” added two additional travelers. Medjugorje has been a hotbed of controversy as millions visit the town each year to see for themselves whether the legend is true: that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, has appeared to a select group of natives with regularity for the last 35 years.
The film features Holly Weller of Mount Vernon. Proceeds from the screening of Apparition Hill go to the “Weller Kids Fund”.
Advance Festival Seating Tickets $12 general, $10 Lincoln Theatre members + applicable fees.