Reviews

With self-righteous religious conservatism flooding the airways, Peter Wiedensmith’s unassuming docu on Unitarian minister Marilyn Sewell sounds a welcome, unabashedly humanistic note. Read the full review.

Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Shining an intimate light on an individual in order to reveal greater truths about life and the world, Raw Faith focuses on progressive-minded Portland, Oregon, Unitarian minister Marilyn Sewell. Read the full review.

Nick Schager
Village Voice

As holistic a portrait of religious devotion and engagement as exists in recent memory… a film of utterly sincere uplift. Read the full review.

Brent Simon
Shockya.com

At long last a vibrant, emotionally rich, relevant, and timely documentary about a progressive Unitarian Universalist minister and the challenges she faces in her public and private lives. Read the full review.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

It’s refreshing to see a documentary about a normal grown-up who is struggling with problems of life and love, just as so many invisible others do. Read the full review.

Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Part personal documentary and part doc-as-tribute, Raw Faith needed a true star to work at all. She’s found in Marilyn Sewell, a sixty-something Unitarian minister. Read the full review.

Marsha McCreadie
Film Journal International

Raw Faith is as pared as Sewell’s sermons, as there doesn’t seem to be a misplaced or gratuitous moment in the entire film. Read the full review.

Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine