“Ruminative, haunting, and strange.”

– Peter Keough,

The Boston Globe

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"We are centuries away from the days in which church’s would collect relics — such as the embalmed finger of a saint or a vial of a saint’s blood. Berman’s film shows that human nature hasn’t quite moved off from those earlier times. The need behind those impulses — the desires to connect and transcend and stave off a sense of aloneness — remain ever present."

– Mick LaSalle,

San Francisco Chronicle

“REMARKABLE. A FASCINATING EXAMINATION OF THREE CULTURAL ICONS AND HOW THEY ARE REMEMBERED.”

– John W. Sparks,

Memphis Flyer

“More than interviews with the faithful, Berman’s documentary delves into the quality of perceptions of fame. There are insights into how these global figures appeared to the public, the things they said, the expressions on their faces in unguarded moments. You may believe you know who they were, but it takes an artist like Berman to show you something you hadn’t imagined.”

– John W. Sparks,