February 7, 2011
Finding Walker Percy in the Cosmos
Micah Mattix , First Things Magazine
In his new film, Walker Percy: A Documentary Film, Win Riley offers a touching, nuanced portrait of Percy, the great Catholic novelist and philosopher. Deftly alternating between interviews with friends and scholars, narration, photographs, and original video recordings, Riley highlights Percy’s search for meaning and his escape from the shadow of family suicides and the tragic, early death of his mother to an understanding of himself, God, and possibility for human significance founded in the Christian faith. The film was an “Official Selection” of 2010 New Orleans Film Festival, and is scheduled to be shown at select locations around the country. Mr. Riley was kind to answer a few questions about the film and Percy’s life.
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