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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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$75,000 (estimated)

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Awarded the Oldenburg Star recognizing bravura and compassion in visionary filmmaking at the Oldenburg International Film Festival in Germany. See more »

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A film to change the world
5 January 2012 | by (Dubuque, IA) – See all my reviews

To say that I was moved by this film would be an understatement. I cried throughout the entire short.

The title, I hear, is offsetting. But, this film can unite the world. People of every religion, race, sex, age, sexual orientation, and social status should see this film.

The film is written, voiced, directed and stars Matthew Modine who is lovely and contemplative throughout in a silent role. Some of the images are moving because they are beautiful and some are moving because they are tragic. They are all human. They are all real. And, they are all compelling; landing in perfect moments with the well thought out, developed script.

Thank you, Modine. There is much work to be done. This beautiful film is timely and timeless.

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