Whether we call it religion or faith, we all battle for a balanced integrated soul.
I grew up in a Ukrainian Catholic-turned-Christian household, and that is my family’s faith.
I think that films about faith made for faith-based communities have a certain tactic.
I’ve never graced the cover of a fashion magazine.
Ruminants are a perfectly normal thing to possess when you live in upstate New York. It’s just moving scenery. It’s kind of like the equivalent of Great Danes. It’s the way you keep your grass mowed. It’s the way you keep your weed-whacking to a minimum.
I’m from the school of, ‘if you want more, you have to require more from yourself.’
We’re all sick of holy wars and bloodshed because religion is supposed to give us life and a better life and is supposed to bring out our best self. When it results in mass destruction and hatred and anxiety, it’s the antithesis I think of what religion was designed to do.
Honestly, I think a good film is spiritual, regardless of whether its subject is faith.
I, for one, am tired of seeing movies about men damaging each other.
You don’t have to be gay to be attracted to your friend.
You don’t necessarily have to be religious to pray.
I have tender, romantic associations with upstate New York.
You ought to have a perspective when you’re making a film.
Your soul either feels lifted by something that you read, or it feels squashed by it.