Jesus' Son
First screened in August 2000 / Most recently screened in February 2020
Director: Alison Maclean. Cast: Billy Crudup, Samantha Morton, Denis Leary, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper, Will Patton, Holly Hunter, John Ventimiglia, Michael Shannon, Ben Shenkman, Steve Buck, Scott Oster, Mark Webber, Jesse Weaver Jr., Joanne Bradley, Yvette Mercedes, Greg Germann, Miranda July, Lee Golden, Boris McGiver, Kevin Carroll, Rebecca Kimball, David Urrutia, Elizabeth Cuthrell, Torben Brooks, Dierdre Lewis, Antoinette LaVecchia. Screenplay: Elizabeth Cuthrell, David Urrutia, and Oren Moverman (based on the book by Denis Johnson).

Twitter Capsule: Intriguing, uneven, but inspiring experiment in arrhythmic pacing and slantwise characterization. Genuine indie spirit.

VOR:   Stakes its own identity with structure, pace, milieu, personal and environmental milieus. Welcome break from year's gallery of egomaniacal men.

Photo © 1999 Evenstar Films, © 2000 Lions Gate Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Venice Film Festival: OCIC Award; Little Golden Lion

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