Touching Trailer for ‘A Still Small Voice’ Doc About a Hospital Chaplain

by Alex Billington
October 20, 2023
Source: YouTube

A Still Small Voice Doc Trailer

“Deeply moving and unforgettable.” Abramorama has released the official trailer for a documentary titled A Still Small Voice, from filmmaker Luke Lorentzen, who last made the acclaimed Midnight Family. This initially premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it won the Best Director prize at the end of the fest. An aspiring hospital chaplain named Margaret (aka Mati) begins a yearlong residency in spiritual care, only to discover that to successfully tend to her patients, she must look deep within herself. Described in reviews as “one of the most profound and rewarding experiences any film offers this year.” Through Mati’s experiences with her patients, her struggle with professional burnout, and her own spiritual questioning, we gain new perspectives on how meaningful connection can be and how painful its absence is. As Mati and her patients take stock of their lives and experiences, space opens up to reflect on our own. This looks like a touching, one-of-a-kind film that seems to be as deeply spiritual as any film can be. View below.

Here’s the first official trailer for Luke Lorentzen’s doc A Still Small Voice, direct from YouTube:

A Still Small Voice Film

In most US hospitals, alongside medical responses to illness and injury, lesser-known interventions take place every day. Responding to patients, family members and hospital staff who are experiencing spiritual and emotional distress, chaplains sit at bedsides, helping people to deepen connections with themselves, one another, and a world beyond this one. A Still Small Voice follows Mati, a chaplain completing a year-long residency at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital, as she learns to provide spiritual care to people confronting profound life changes. Following his acclaimed 2019 film Midnight Family, director Luke Lorentzen digs into Mati’s spiritual work as an entry point to explore how we seek meaning in suffering, uncertainty, and grief. A Still Small Voice is directed by American cinematographer / doc filmmaker Luke Lorentzen, director of the doc films New York Cuts and Midnight Family previously. Produced by Kellen Quinn (Time, Midnight Family), Luke Lorentzen; co-produced by Ashleigh McArthur. This first premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and it also played at Hot Docs. Abramorama will debut A Still Small Voice in select US theaters (NY only) starting on November 10th, 2023 this fall. Interested?

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