Resurrection is a 1980 film which tells the story of a woman who survives the car accident which kills her husband, but she awakes to discover that she has the power to heal other people. She becomes an unwitting celebrity, the hope of those in desperate need of healing, and a lightning rod for religious beliefs and skeptics. The film stars Ellen Burstyn and Sam Shepard, and was written by Lewis John Carlino. It was nominated for two Academy Awards; one for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ellen Burstyn).
I remember hearing that the film was loosely based on the life of acclaimed healer Rosalyn Bruyere. While I can't confirm this, I do know that Bruyere was a consultant while the movie was being filmed, that Ellen Burstyn studied with her, and she and Burstyn remain life long friends.
|Roslyn Bruyere, circa 1978|
So I was delighted to discover that the entire movie, a true classic, was to be found on UTube (hooray for UTube!). And here it is, well worth watching if one has the inclination or time.