Last spring, we talked a lot about the movie Hesburgh on this site. The movie is a documentary about the famous former Notre Dame President, Father Theodore Hesburgh. Father Ted was an incredible figure in Notre Dame history — but even more incredible in the context of this country and the world. Jude wrote a movie review, and we had Jerry Barca one of the film’s creators on the OFD Podcast as our very special guest.
I was HYPED to see this film and started to work as many back channels as I could to ensure it would come to my neck of the woods in Fort Wayne. The Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne put in the work and the film played downtown at an indie movie house in June. I circled thr date that I planned on attending and waited eagerly — except I was a fool that believed the movie would play for an entire week (it played for 5 days), and missed it altogether.
Thankfully, it came to Amazon — and now it’s part of their Prime package.
It was a really good documentary, and it probably could have gone another hour or two and I wouldn’t have minded in the least.
If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend that you do so. It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, an alum, an atheist — or whoever. It’s an important film about one of the most important figures in modern American history.