overblown documentary about the tragic events in alabama, 1963. by now most have probably heard of the four girls killed in the bombing of a local church, what the film seeks to do is contextualize the event a bit and give the girls a personality. lee does both, and in this sense the documentary is a success. however, it’s overblown and heavy handed, and that detracts from the overall feel. i just hate it when a filmmaker bludgeons you with sentimentality. some might call me heartless for not liking this film very much. sometimes it’s a good thing to tell the audience what they should be feeling, others it’s not. this was a case of the latter instance.