Insight blogger, Burleigh Drummond, previews the Festival 4 shortlisted film Mall Church.
Stephen Crompton brings an innovative piece of work from America to the 4th Insight Film Festival. His film, Mall Church, casts a glance into the Christian faith of the Great Lakes region of the USA. Churches that struggle financially to maintain a place of worship are now forced to turn to new outlets and affordable markets in order to conduct their services. Malls, are epicentres of American commodities and serve as a viable places for housing these centres of worship.
Mall Church presents a modern American approach to organising the practical aspects of Christian community: new challenges require innovative reactions.
The film’s excellent still shots and pull-focus camera work, combined with the sparsity of musical accompaniment, elicit a thought-provoking piece.