An exploration of the religion in every faction of American life, from the bread line to the yoga studio, from the humble churches of snake handlers to the mega churches of the ex-urbs. Director Aram Garriga travels from his native Barcelona to the politically divided United States to chronicle the sometimes bizarre relationship between faith, materialism, politics and personal passions in this uniquely American tableaux.
"REQUIRED VIEWING FOR EVERYONE." - Red Letter Christians "An important documentary that will redefine how the world looks at America and how we Americans look at ourselves... with a level of intuitive intelligence I've never seen before in a film on religion." -- Huffington Post "An amazing film ... one of the best and most interesting documentaries on religion." -- Twitch Film
FROM THE BREAD LINE TO BIKERS FOR CHRIST, FROM SNAKE HANDLERS TO MEGA-CHURCHES, EXPLORE THE INCREDIBLE DIVERSITY OF CHRISTIANITY IN OUR CULTURE IN AN AMBITIOUS AND ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY
Street Date: May 13, 2014 DVD srp: $19.98
Called "one of the best, if not, the best documentary on Christianity in the United States" (Movie Shark.com), American Jesus is an exploration of the religion in every faction of American life, from the bread line to the yoga studio, from the humble churches of snake handlers to the mega churches of the ex-urbs. Director Aram Garriga travels from his native Barcelona to the politically divided United States to chronicle the sometimes bizarre relationship between faith, materialism, politics and personal passions in this uniquely American tableaux.
Populated by an array of religious and secular characters offering candid, often illuminating testimonials - from Christian pop culture and music specialist, secular analysts, Apocalyptic preachers, Prosperity Pastors to Christian bikers, cage fighters, surfers comedians and cowboys -- American Jesus is a vivid mosaic of personalities and conflicting points of view that emerges as a portrait of an America yearning for solace and meaning in the modern world.
From acclaimed producer/filmmaker Larry Fessenden, American Jesus, had its world premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival, followed by its international premiere at the Sitges Film Festival. It makes its home entertainment debut on TDC Entertainment's Shelter Island label.
* "Making of" Featurette
* Additional Interviews, featuring Joanne Cash & Dave Ellefson
Catalog #: SHL-DV-113
Running Time: 67 mins. + 27 mins. extras
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
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New York City-based TDC Entertainment is a diversified home entertainment distributor headed by longtime industry veterans Gary Baddeley and Dan Gurlitz. TDC combines the distinctive film collections of three label imprints: disinformation(R), True Mind and Shelter Island. With a focus on films that cover social, political and environmental issues, as well as subjects that range from ethics and health to personal growth and history, TDC's highly acclaimed library of films includes Robert Greenwald's political documentaries such as Unmanned: America's Drone Wars, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Wages and Outfoxed, the Emmy(R)-winning PBS series Journey of the Universe, compelling issues-oriented docs Tapped, Killer at Large, Greedy Lying Bastards and Vanishing of the Bees, as well as the best-selling Parents Choice Award-winning instructional series, Drawing with Mark. For more information, visit TDCent.com.
April 13, 2014, 12:00 pm - PR