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Luke 6:37

average rating is 4 out of 5


Jason Knight


Posted on:

Jun 15, 2024

Film Reviews
Luke 6:37
Directed by:
Remone Jones
Written by:
Remone Jones
Ingrid Marsh, Shelby Lattany, Benjamin Lafayette

A dramatic family confrontation is taking place inside a church.


Since the title of this short drama refers to a religious passage about condemnation and forgiveness, one can expect that this is a story that involves dramatic scenes and religion (actually almost the whole narrative takes place inside a church).


The screenplay is the aftermath of a family get-together that does not go well due to a mother's disapproval of her children's actions. The mother is Carmen (Marsh), a middle-aged woman who she arrives at a church one evening after having stormed away from her two grown-up offspring Joseph (Lafayette) and Jamelia (Lattany). She is very upset and she is soon joined by her children, who are quite unhappy with her behaviour. What follows is a heavy confrontation, during which Carmen expresses her disappointment regarding her son's homosexuality and her daughter getting pregnant, while they accuse her of being unfair.


The passage that the title refers to involves judgement, condemnation and forgiveness and in this case, these three heavy actions are addressed to Carmen. The reasons for this are that she is stubborn, harsh and critical towards Jamelia and Joseph and shows no sign of remorse for her cruel words and the reason for this is most likely because she is a deeply religious person. On the other hand, her children do not seem to share her beliefs (religious or otherwise ) and they try hard to make her accept their choices.


Jones utilises handheld camera effectively and Tomas Posada deserves a lot of praise for the wonderful cinematography. Unsurprisingly, since the setting is the interior of a church, thanks to the work of Theo Elwell, there is church music to be heard, along with hymns.


This short is a dramatic confrontation that mixes family drama with religion. It is about a dysfunctional family whose differences are tearing it apart and the drama rises sky-high thanks to the dialogue and the strong acting by the three leads. Ultimately, the message that the film aims to communicate appears to be the words that are within the passage that the title refers to, which is that people must not judge or condemn and they must forgive instead.

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Jason Knight
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