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Jesus Was a Commie (2011)

 -  Short  -  19 May 2011 (USA)
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JESUS WAS A COMMIE presents modern society with questions and leads the audience on a dialectical journey. The film challenges the viewer to seek their own answers and personal truths.

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Could it be argued that Jesus was a Communist? There's no question he was a revolutionary. But not with violence. His revolution involved a complete and dramatic change in the way people thought; progressive and liberal thinking. With no army and no weapons, he led a group of young people toward a new, more humane way of thinking; toward a philosophy of love and forgiveness. He may have been a supporter of a political ideology that advanced an egalitarian society based on common ownership of property. These are the ideas explored in the new avant-garde short film, JESUS WAS A COMMIE. Written by Matthew Modine & Adam Rackoff

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A short film that packs a powerful punch.
12 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jesus Was a Commie is a film in which Matthew Modine uses imagery and in-depth thought, presenting questions about modern society based on the studies of Jesus, original Communism and the world we live in. The film is made more powerful by his ability to present ideas instead of statistical facts, leaving the viewer with more questions than answers.

The movie title sparked my curiosity. From the opening scene till it's close, this film captured my attention and held my interest. Jesus Was a Commie is not really political or religious, but more thought provoking, challenging some of the ideas that many take for granted as "fact." The scenes in the movie, though sometimes disturbing, are matched perfectly with the narration, making it easy to get lost in and leaving me hungry for "just a little bit more."

I think everyone should watch Jesus Was a Commie. I think it should be studied in schools and discussed at length until our minds have opened to the possibilities of a world we can create.


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