The Blinking Madonna
and Other Miracles
PRODUCED, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY BETH HARRINGTON
After recording an Italian-American religious festival in Boston’s North End with her video camera, filmmaker Beth Harrington’s neighbors tell her that they see a miracle on the videotape — a statue of the Virgin Mary blinking its eyes. To Harrington’s amazement, and in spite of her lapsed religious beliefs, she must admit that her life has been transformed by the event. And when the press gets a hold of the story what ensues is a funny and touching look at what it means to believe and to belong.
Excerpt from The Blinking Madonna and Other Miracles