Thursday, October 12, 2006

 

Deep South Documentary

Imagine a filmmaker commissioned to produce a documentary on the culture that produced the fictional character of Joe Buck, the "Midnight Cowboy" of the film of the same name and you will understand the essence of Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus, a fascinating documentary look at the poverty stricken Pentecostal people of the deep deep South who either turn to God, or to a life of drugs, booze, and violence. There is no middle ground. Their daily lives are a constant struggle of good and evil, and the anticipation of salvation. Structured as a road trip, the film is an amazing, unflinching -- at times, frightening, at times sad -- journey into this culture. It may be difficult to believe such a community still exists in modern day America. A great documentary. See for yourself.

Comments:
I love to examine other cultures and especially their relationships with God. I can't wait to see this.
 
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