Fri, Nov 16th at 6:00pm
Sat, Nov 17th at 4:30pm
Sat, Nov 17th at 7:45pm
Sun, Nov 18th at 3:00pm
Mon, Nov 19th at 7:45pm
Tue, Nov 20th at 6:00pm
Wed, Nov 21st at 7:30pm
Average: 3.9 (17 votes)

Back by popular demand!
Mary Fishman in person!

  1. 2012, Mary Fishman, USA, 88 min.

The work of two nuns outside a Chicago-area deportation center serves as an introduction to the tumultuous and engaged world of American Catholic nuns in the fifty years following Vatican II. From sheltered “daughters of the church” once swathed in medieval dress to activists on the front lines of causes for social justice, BAND OF SISTERS follows the journey of these religious women in their work for civil rights, immigration, and a host of other causes. Becoming increasingly relevant and visible in aid of the poor and disenfranchised, the sisters now increasingly find themselves on a collision course with the conservative elements in their own church. HDCAM video. (BS)

Director Mary Fishman will be present for audience discussion on Saturday (7:45 pm show only), Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

On Saturday at 7:45 and on Sunday, Mary will be joined by Sisters Carol Coston, OP and Nancy Sylvester, IHM.

On Wednesday, Mary will be joined by Sisters Pat Murphy, RSM and JoAnn Persch, RSM.

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Truly an amazing film and an emotional journey for the nuns. I feel so lucky to have seen it in Chicago on the opening night. I hope it wins many awards; and that all nuns listen to God's calling. And bless Mary Fishman for her talent in bringing it to the screen for all of us to share.