“The Divine Plan” (Nexus Media)
By Catholic News Service
This feature-length documentary examines the partnership between St. John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan that took shape after both survived assassination attempts and asks whether their collaboration in ending the Cold War and bringing about the fall of Soviet communism was accidental or providential.
Filmmaker Robert Orlando showcases interviews with church insiders, political authors and government officials and, although the poorly handled visual aspect of his film distracts from the fascinating information with which it’s filled, this is still a wonderful addition to the history of relations between the United States and the Catholic Church.
In theaters for one night only, Nov. 6. For screening information, go to: thedivineplanmovie.com.
Mature themes, some potentially disturbing historical images. The Catholic News Service classification is A-II — adults and adolescents. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.