Sister Aimee: The Aimee Semple McPherson Story

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Richard Rossi's low-budget, direct-to-video feature Sister Aimee dramatizes the life of controversial American evangelist McPherson (here portrayed by Mimi Michaels). One of the leaders of the prohibition movement of the 1920s (alongside Billy Sunday) and the sort of person for whom the term "fire and brimstone" was invented, Aimee drew a wealth of media attention not only for her behind-the-pulpit antics, but thanks to a rocky personal life that witnessed her marrying and divorcing three separate men. ...
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Richard Rossi's low-budget, direct-to-video feature Sister Aimee dramatizes the life of controversial American evangelist McPherson (here portrayed by Mimi Michaels). One of the leaders of the prohibition movement of the 1920s (alongside Billy Sunday) and the sort of person for whom the term "fire and brimstone" was invented, Aimee drew a wealth of media attention not only for her behind-the-pulpit antics, but thanks to a rocky personal life that witnessed her marrying and divorcing three separate men. Particularly strange was a 1927 incident, when Semple visited the beach - and promptly disappeared - only to turn up not long after and insist that she had been kidnapped. Rossi chronicles these events with the assist of a cast that includes Rance Howard and Joe Gonzalez.
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  • Release Date: 4/22/2008
  • UPC: 824355522426
  • Original Release: 2005
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  • Source: Maverick
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mimi Michaels Participant
Rance Howard Participant
Kiera Chaplin Participant
Charles Hoyes Participant
Teres Byrne Participant
Richard Rossi Participant
Chad Nadolski Participant
Michael Minor Participant
Carl Ballantine Participant
Etienne Eckert Participant
Laurie Shaw Participant
Barbara Kerr Condon Participant
Technical Credits
Richard Rossi Director, Screenwriter
Jeff Griffith Cinematographer
Adam Lightplay Editor
Jaime Prater Cinematographer, Editor
Nita Sinaga Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sister Aimee: The Aimee Semple Mcpherson Story
1. Sister Aimee [2:54]
2. Los Angeles [1:47]
3. Beach [4:10]
4. Believe [5:10]
5. Church [3:34]
6. Pastor [3:25]
7. Wedding [3:53]
8. Malaria [3:44]
9. 1912 [2:49]
10. Birth [3:23]
11. Home [2:21]
12. The Letter [3:36]
13. 1918 [5:00]
14. God's Work [2:15]
15. Cure [3:52]
16. Radio [2:42]
17. New Pastor [2:42]
18. 1926 [3:25]
19. Help [3:04]
20. Trial [10:33]
21. 5 Years Later [2:42]
22. Party [4:43]
23. Arts [2:54]
24. News [3:03]
25. 1931 [3:35]
26. Lost [2:38]
27. Temptation [2:46]
28. Over [5:51]
29. 1944 [4:36]
30. Credits [2:18]
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Disc #1 -- Sister Aimee: The Aimee Semple Mcpherson Story
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  • Posted July 25, 2012

    ***** Five Stars out of Five! A masterpiece! Nominated for best

    ***** Five Stars out of Five! A masterpiece! Nominated for best film in Milan, and winner of the Number One spot on the IGFA's 100 Greatest Films of all time, Richard Rossi captures the woman behind the Christian icon. Superb acting and writing. Rossi uses his small budget to his advantage in a work of genius.

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    I enjoyed this compelling film based on the life of a famous fem

    I enjoyed this compelling film based on the life of a famous female evangelist in the 1920's. Her controversial story is presented with honesty and heart. It captures the conflict between her godly and human passions and explores her desire to follow God's call as well as her desire to find love. She attained success in her ministry but not in her personal life. The film unveils some of the mystery and scandal that surrounded her ministry, life, and tragic death. The cast was able to convincingly portray the many colorful characters in her life. The role of Aimee was played by Mimi Michaels with a full range of emotion, as her ministry was often a mixture of church and Hollywood. Creative imagery and symbolism were used effectively throughout the film and enhanced the story. This film will challenge many misconceptions about the lives of those in public ministry. After all, they are only human like the rest of us. People tend to put those in spiritual leadership on a pedestal because they are charismatic or gifted. If they should fall from their pedestal, they are often judged by the self-righteous instead of lifted up into the arms of God's grace. I thought the ending of the film was touching and demonstrated unconditional love in a very powerful way. This is a film that will make you think as well as touch your heart. I watched Sister Aimee a few weeks ago and still have Rossi's images in my head. If you're looking for a million dollar Hollywood production, shot in 35mm and special effects, Sister Aimee is probably not the right movie for you. But if you're interested in a fantastic piece of storytelling told by truthful actors and directed by a man who knows how to keep you engaged, you should definitely get this movie

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  • Posted August 13, 2012

    ***** Five Stars Out Of Five! The digital age has made filmmakin

    ***** Five Stars Out Of Five! The digital age has made filmmaking more accessible to the guy on the street, glutting the market with low budget schlock, but occasionally giving us a low budget film like "Sister Aimee" that is destined to be a perrenial classic, an evergreen because of it's subject matter and it's artistry. Rossi himself made a journey similar to Sister Aimee. He was a maverick minister before he became a moviemaker. In his deconversion from fundamentalism and his spiritual odyssey to freedom, he went deep enough into his own pain and claustrophobia of what it's like to be a healer who cannot heal oneself, and he shares compassionately an understanding into the psycho-history of Sister Aimee and himself. Rossi tells his story by telling Sister Aimee's story. Orson Welles once said "A camera is useless unless it's in the hands of an artist." Rossi may be criticized for shooting with dimestore camcorders but he has the talent to make a better picture with the crayons of a consumer camcorder than the studios can make with the expensive oils and acrylics of their big budgets. Rossi was blessed with a volunteer crew that gave their all to execute his vision. Sister Aimee was the best film of the year and those who deride it our so used to the junk food mainstream movies served us now that they can't appreciate the well-cooked meal of a filmmaker bleeding his soul into every frame. The cast is fantastic and their acting soon makes us forget that half the movie was shot in Rossi's small apartment in North Hollywood. The ending is a three-tissue finale and made me a believer in Rossi's gospel of grace. Ron Howard's father Rance Howard is a stand-out as James Kennedy. Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter Kiera Chaplin is gorgeous to watch in her scenes seducing the Elmer Gantryish character (played by Rossi himself)

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  • Posted July 26, 2012

    ***** Five Stars out of Five! Richard Rossi takes a sympathetic

    ***** Five Stars out of Five! Richard Rossi takes a sympathetic look at the Pentecostal pioneer and her human versus holy impulses in his acclaimed guerrilla film. Rossi's compassion for the claustrophobic life and pressures of the fabled female evangelist shine through. Michaels, all of 20, portrays McPherson aptly from her teen years until her death. Rossi is stellar as the Elmer Gantryish third husband of Sister Aimee. Rance Howard gives a nuanced portrayal of Aimee's father. Teres Byrne is menacing as the dragon-lady mother. The men in Aimee's life, played by Charles Hoyes, Rossi, Michael Minor, and Chad Nadolski represent effectively the id (Rossi, and Minor) , supergo (Nadolski), and ego (Hoyes) effectively. This is not a film for the masses that want comic book hardware films. It is a work of art, a rare exploration of the dangers of compassion turning into passion. Rossi's no-budget opus shows the real battle is between flesh and spirit. He has made a movie on a shoestring that excels the fare at the local multi-plex because of the strong story, writing, and acting. This is clearly a film that Rossi, a former faith healing evangelist in his youth, felt compelled to make, blending epic story with indie roots and sensibilities. To do a period piece on a shoe string was ambitious to say the least but see the film and behold how Rossi turns his every liability into an asset.

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