There's a point in every project, whether it's a 30-second spot, a 3-minute music video, or a feature film, where the thing goes from a bunch of select shots and logged footage, piles of script notes, ideas jotted down on scrap paper, and random sequence chunks that may or may not work together -- to a cohesive thing that has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
Faith Hope and BBQ is at that stage.
It's not finished, by a long shot. It has a ways to go. But the bones are there. It has structure. It's definitely a movie. And it's incredibly fun to watch. Running time right now is a bit more than an hour; you're entertained the whole time by a wonderful cast of characters; and when it's all said and done, you feel two things: uplifted, and hungry.