Beyond the Farthest Star written and directed by Andrew Librizzi begins with a once-famous preacher and his small troubled family moving to the rural town of Leonard, Texas. They are hoping to make a fresh start, and Leonard is a perfect little place to keep all their secrets–the very things that were destroying their relationships with each other and with God, the things that kept them from living and forced them to hide from the only thing that could help–the truth.
But God, as He often does, refuses to let them live lies. He sets in motion a string of events that brings everything into the light where no darkness can hide.
The story is told in quick clips and edits that escalates from the very first scene. As the story progresses, the wave of conflict and emotion between each of the three main characters builds with swift intensity. The microcosm of their lives is so rich in depth and honesty, it’s hard not to love them, feel sorry for them, and root for them to find their happily ever after.
So moving and emotional with a message of hope that shines like a thousand stars. You can’t help but feel the hurt, betrayal, vulnerability of each member of the family. The story reaches into your heart and touches in a personal way. My heart ached for Ann and Adam, longing for them to find the closeness they’d shared–reconciling the hearts of the children to their fathers. Such a powerful message; such a powerful movie!