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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Orleans priest headed to Sundance?

The Sundance Film Festival is famous for its starry array of attendees each year, all there to pitch their latest independent films. Films such as "Little Miss Sunshine" got their start at the annual festival in Park City, Utah, where stargazers can see A-listers like Ben Affleck and Steve Carrell wonder the snow-lined streets in parkas.

One filmmaker is hoping to join in the fun this year with a documentary on Father Tony Ricard, pastor of Our Lady of the Sea Catholic Church in New Orleans. Filmmaker Cynthia Capen of Redlands, Calif., was visiting Father Ricard when Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005. She has spent the past four years documenting his work in the aftermath of the devastating storm. 

"My film is vocational — it's a documentary about a 'cradle priest' who loves being a priest," she told the Contra Costa Times. "There are a lot of things out there slamming Catholic priests. Catholics deserve to see something like this."

Click HERE to read about Capen's film.


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  2. This is a lovely story. What a shame there are priests out there who give the priesthood a bad name


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