Sr. Rose Pacatte has a funny story to tell about the interviews she did before writing about the new film "Machine Gun Preacher." Pacatte had gone to a screening of the film and met Sam Childers and publicity agents. The publicist, Pacatte told me, were somewhat taken aback when she called a few days later with serious questions about the film and Childers' methods and motives. "The publicist was uneasy. Childers wasn’t nervous — but he was hard to pin down," she said.
I bet those guys thought they had a softball review in the bag from Sister Rose. What they got instead was a thoughtful look at a troubling dilemma.
I think Pacatte has done the filmmakers a great service. Until reading the review, I would have dismissed “Machine Gun Preacher” out of hand. To be honest, I still haven’t decided whether I will see the film in the theater, but if I do, Pacatte’s review has given me a set of tools I can carry into the film to view it with informed eyes.
I’d be curious to know if any of you readers go to see “Machine Gun Preacher” and what you thought of it. If nothing else, you have to watch the trailer: www.machinegunpreacher.org/movie.