"A Certain Kind of Light"
Directed by Brandon Vedder
At 93 years old, Wilber "Wil" Alexander has sat at the bedside of the sick and dying for the last 40 years, inviting the wounded to tell their stories, walking alongside them and aiding in their search for meaning. Wil cares for sick, wounded and terminal patients without science or modern technology. His main concern is their individual story and helping them untangle its complexities to encounter meaning.
He asserts that spirituality weaves throughout all other areas of one's being, making it very dangerous to ignore in a healing setting. Wil wields story like a gifted surgeon does a scalpel in these masterly, nuanced and spirit-lead sessions. These sessions dive to a unique depth with higher stakes as Wil's personal health wains in a way that puts him face to face with his own mortality.
Screening will also include a sneak peek at some of the films Wandering Reel will showcase Saturday night at the Lincoln City Cultural Center and Sunday & Monday at the Performing Arts Center in Newport.
Free. All are welcomed.