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Screen Door Jesus (2003)

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An eclectic cast of characters intertwines and collides around themes of faith, religion and race in a small East Texas town. Screen Door Jesus tells the story of the church-going, but not ... See full summary »

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Kirk Davis

Writers:

Christopher Cook (stories), Kirk Davis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Myk Watford ... Sheriff Lou Dawson
Lafayette Wright Lafayette Wright ... Church Member
Silvia Mathis ... Joycie Conroy (as Silvia Moore)
Franchelle S. Dorn Franchelle S. Dorn ... Momma Nell
Marc Menchaca ... Little Red
Bill Wise ... Luther
Buck Taylor ... Old Man Nickles
Tommy G. Kendrick ... Brother Wiley (as Tommy Kendrick)
C. Anthony Jackson C. Anthony Jackson ... Harvey Collins
Josh Berry ... Hank Jeters
Arron Shiver ... George Herbert Jr.
Jo Harvey Allen ... Lorraine Herbert
Cliff Stephens Cliff Stephens ... George Herbert Sr.
Richard Dillard ... Mayor Roy Huckaby
Adam Bratcher Adam Bratcher ... Kid Ogden
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Storyline

An eclectic cast of characters intertwines and collides around themes of faith, religion and race in a small East Texas town. Screen Door Jesus tells the story of the church-going, but not exactly God-fearing, town's folk who wake up one morning to discover the image of Jesus on Old Mother Harper's screen door. With media and crowds gathering around the phenomenon, and Jesus staring everyone straight in the face, it's time for people to take sides. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Marcos, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,040, 2 October 2005

Gross USA:

$59,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

FCM Productions Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Conway: If Jesus has super powers, he could make a robot with a soul.
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Soundtracks

Jesus Just Left Town
Written By Myk Watford
Performed By Myk Watford and Utah Mafia
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Austin Movie Show review...
16 October 2005 | by leilapostgradSee all my reviews

This film's got some honest heart and soul. Writer/director Kirk Davis deeply wanted to tell a story about race, faith, and politics, and how the identity of small town folk in East Texas relies entirely on these three categories. In other words, you are the color of the skin, the church you attend, and the political party you vote for, the end.

Screen Door Jesus is a ensemble "dramedy" (I use that word when I can't decide if it's a comedic drama or a dramatic comedy) set during an East Texas summer when an entire town is changed by the mysterious appearance of the image of Jesus on a screen door. My only problem with this film is that I'm not entirely sure that the town really does change. I doubt whether any character really changes. Sure, some people who start out alive end up dead, but beyond that, we never dig deep enough into any one character to really see them as human and really connect. I sometimes felt that some of the actors where making fun of their characters rather than really believing in them and portraying them honestly.

However, for a first-time writer and director, Davis still does an admirable job at telling a complex story. I just wish there was a little more closure at the end. But in life, we never really do get proper closure, do we?


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