The Apostle
First screened in February 1998 / Most recently screened in September 2017
Director: Robert Duvall. Cast: Robert Duvall, John Beasley, Farrah Fawcett, Walt Goggins, Miranda Richardson, June Carter Cash, Billy Joe Shaver, Billy Bob Thornton, Jewell Jernigan, Zelma Loyd, Joyce Jolivet Starks, Kevin Rankin, James Gammon. Screenplay: Robert Duvall.

Twitter Capsule: An odd American treasure, well cast and performed. Unusual in its rhythms. Complex in its takes on faith, place, sin.

VOR:   U.S. screens rarely do well by religious zeal or Southern culture. Actors don't always take instantly to directing. This is a miracle.

Photo © 1997 October Films/Butcher's Run Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actor: Robert Duvall

Other Awards:
Independent Spirit Awards: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor (Duvall)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actor (Duvall)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Actor (Duvall)
Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Actor (Duvall)
National Board of Review: Special Recognition for Excellence in Filmmaking

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