Thursday, March 14, 2019

Movie Review of Jane and Emma With a $50 Giveaway!

I was excited to see this movie since it has received so many great reviews. Jane and Emma is based on the relationship between Sister Jane Manning, one of the first black Mormons, and Emma Smith, wife to the prophet Joseph. It's a fictionalized depiction of the night after Joseph Smith is murdered and Jane and Emma are watching over the body, sharing their grief. The actress who plays Jane, Danielle Deadwyler, gives a powerful and believable performance as Jane. I could feel her emotions as she faced so much trial and hardship in her search for truth and peace. I wanted to know more about her life and wished the film had delved deeper into the events that shaped her incredible faith. The music of the film was also extremely well-done. I thought the film provided a lot of opportunity for discussions on social issues that we still face today and has an inspiring message. Definitely a film for every library.

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Here's the movie synopsis:

JANE & EMMA is based on the life of Sister Jane Manning, one of the first black Mormons. She returns to Nauvoo to find that Joseph Smith, her prophet and friend, has been assassinated. Jane spends a ceaseless night with his widow, Emma Smith, sitting watch over the body of the prophet as a whirlwind of loss and confusion leaves them wondering how either one of them will be able to move forward. Through the long night, Jane wonders if the prophet’s promise to extend the blessings of eternity to her has died along with him. The film explores the possible events of that night, including Jane’s endeavor to remain amongst the Mormon people and Emma’s struggle to cope with her heartbreaking loss. Poignant issues of racism and polygamy threaten to break their bond of friendship. In the end, will Jane and Emma have the courage to follow the path each believes they must take?

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