Heaven's Rain

Finding forgiveness amid life, tragedy and the Brazilian rain forest


At film festivals, it's easy to marvel at what independent moviemakers can pull off. With no studio, no guarantees and little money, they make things that are sometimes as good as the big films ... and sometims ("Searching For Sonny," for instance) better.

"Heaven's Rain" is clearly an accomplishmnt. On a tight budget, it has solid stars -- including a superb supporting performance by Taryn Manning -- and even some scenes filmed in the Brazilian rainforest, with native kids in supporting roles.