Documentary Review: No One Dies in Lily Dale

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Documentary Review: No One Dies in Lily Dale


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HBO Documentary No One Dies in Lily Dale Trailer

The following is from: HBO Documentaries “No One Dies in Lily Dale Synopsis” page accessed on Sunday, January 12, 2014

“Located just south of Buffalo, tiny Lily Dale, NY, is home to the world’s largest concentration of mediums, people who claim to be able to communicate with spirits of the deceased. Every year, thousands of visitors from all over the world flock to this quaint Victorian community to have their questions answered and grief assuaged.

“Directed by Emmy®-winner and Oscar® nominee Steven Cantor (HBO’s “Devil’s Playground”), NO ONE DIES IN LILY DALE follows visitors on their emotional quests, chronicling their mysterious and deeply personal interactions with the town’s unusual residents.

“Since 1879, Lily Dale’s residents have thrown open their doors to the outside world, allowing visitors to “meet” and “speak” with the spirits of loved ones who inhabit the realm between this world and the next. Registered through rigorous testing by the town’s boards of directors, the 40 spiritualists of Lily Dale, who practice “mystical mediumship,” include: Anne Gehman, a well-known medium who often works with police forces and government agencies looking to solve crimes; Greta Lestock, whose father was a medium in Poland, although she did not start practicing spiritualism until she moved to Lily Dale; Gregory Kehn, who says he died three times in one week at age 11, and believes the spirits are always with us; Sherry Lee Calkins, who claims to have been able to see spirits since she was six, and whose two sisters are also mediums in Lily Dale; and internationally renowned visiting medium Michelle Whitedove, a medical intuitive who describes her gift as “a blessing and a curse.”

“NO ONE DIES IN LILY DALE visits this idyllic community, described by visitors and residents alike as a place with a concentration of energy, where every year more than 25,000 people come to find closure after the loss of a loved one.”

The film was and is an inspiration for me.

I watch it at least once a year and I have shown it to friends who are interested but not sure about Lily Dale.

There is a “born again” Christian in the film and a Christian protest is also captured in the documentary. I mention these events only because the far right perspective is represented but the film is fair in my opinion.

The most touching story is of a man in search of his murdered son.

See the film, you won’t regret it.

Much love,

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