8 Oct 2016
Apparition Hill - Update
Members of the Sacred Space Team were blessed to attend the first showings of Apparition Hill in Ireland yesterday and we can honestly say that it lived up to and exceeded every one of our expectations. It is a beautifully documented account of the journey of seven strangers to the small village of Medjugorje and what they experienced there and afterwards. The documentary is both poignant and honest. It allows the cast and their questions and life stories take centre-stage. It is well-worth a look, whether you believe in Medjugorje or not, whether you are a believer or an unbeliever, even if you are simply curious about the phenomena of miracles and apparitions.
The Omniplex, Dooradoyle, Limerick, will be showing Apparition Hill at the following times during the week:
Saturday, October 8th - 18.10
Sunday, October 9th - 18.10
Monday, October 10th - 15.30 and 18.10
Tuesday, October 11th - 15.30 and 18.10
Wednesday, October 12th - 15.30 and 18.10
Thursday, October 13th - 15.30 and 18.10
Tickets and booking information is available at www.omniplex.ie If you plan on attending, we do recommend that you book your tickets online as it is a small cinema and you don't want to be disappointed!
Details of a recent interview we held with Sean Bloomfield and Cimela Kidonakis are below:
The Sacred Space Team were delighted to interview Sean Bloomfield (Director Producer) and Cimela Kidonakis (Producer/DP) about their new documentary Apparition Hill which opens in Omniplex Cinemas on October 7th (The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary). Apparition Hill is, as the tagline says, "a film about life... and what comes after." A film crew offered 7 free trips to a place of alleged miracles, Medjugorje, a little-known village nestled in between two mountains along the border of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia to film their experiences. Medjugorje has been a hotbed of debate as millions visit the town each year to see for themselves whether the legend is true: that Mary, the actual Mother of Jesus, has appeared to a select group of natives with regularity for the last 30 years. As of yet, the Catholic Church has declared no official ruling one way or another. The winners of the online video contest embarked on a journey seeking answers to life's questions.
Sean and Cimela share with us about their own experiences of Medjugorje, the video contest and the filming process. It is a truly moving account of what happens when you bring 7 strangers together to try to find answers to the questions we are all asking. The beauty of the documentary is it's completely unbiased view on whether or not Our Lady is truly appearing in the little village of Medjugorje. As Sean says in the trailer: "Medjugorje is either the greatest miracle since Jesus walked the earth or its the biggest hoax in the history of mankind."
If you would like to find out more about the 7 winners of the video contest, their application videos are available HERE. So what happened next? Did they find the answers they were seeking? Is Medjugorje a place of miracles? You will have to watch the documentary to find out!
Brother Daniel Maria Klimek described Apparition Hill as "one of the most powerful films I have ever watched in my life, and I know that no words – no matter how eloquent or beautiful – would be sufficient to truly capture the awe-inspiring and breathtaking prowess of this movie." (Br. Daniel's full review is available HERE - it is well worth a read).
Apparition Hill runs from October 7th to 13th. Whether you believe in Medjugorje or not, whether you are a believer or an unbeliever, even if you are simply curious about the phenomena of miracles and apparitions, you will find this documentary to be very moving. It is literally changing lives all over the world, and it has an opportunity to go to the Oscars! Throughout the last few months, several members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® have been deeply touched by Apparition Hill. Read more about this HERE. To find out more about the film and its crowd-funding initiative HERE.