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      Cousin Bobby

      1992 1h 10m Documentary List
      Reviews Robert Castle is the idealistic pastor of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Harlem, and also the cousin of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. Demme's affectionate portrait of his cousin traces Castle's story, beginning with his first parish assignment, in New Jersey in the early 1960s, in an increasingly African-American-populated neighborhood rocked by violence and civil rights protests. The film raises intimate discussions of race, faith and family, while also showing Castle's daily routine as a pastor. Read More Read Less

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      Anthony Lane Independent (UK) What keeps Cousin Bobby tense is the tug of war between style and disorder; it keeps drifting into asides and anecdotes, then suddenly pulling itself together. Jan 3, 2018 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times It is good to know there are people like Cousin Bobby around. It is sad to realize how few of them there are. Rated: 3/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 6, 2005 Full Review Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal Rated: 4/5 May 28, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Robert Castle is the idealistic pastor of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Harlem, and also the cousin of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. Demme's affectionate portrait of his cousin traces Castle's story, beginning with his first parish assignment, in New Jersey in the early 1960s, in an increasingly African-American-populated neighborhood rocked by violence and civil rights protests. The film raises intimate discussions of race, faith and family, while also showing Castle's daily routine as a pastor.
      Director
      Jonathan Demme
      Producer
      Edward Saxon
      Production Co
      Tesauro S.A.
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 10m