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Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (2003)

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Searching for The Wrong-Eyed Jesus is a captivating and compelling road trip through the creative spirit of the the Southern U.S. Director Andrew Douglas's film follows "Alt Country" singer... See full summary »

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Andrew Douglas

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Steve Haisman
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Credited cast:
Harry Crews Harry Crews ... Self
Johnny Dowd Johnny Dowd ... Self
David Eugene Edwards David Eugene Edwards ... Self
The Handsome Family The Handsome Family ... Themselves
Gary Howington Gary Howington ... Self (as Rev. Gary Howington)
David Johansen ... Self
Lee Sexton Lee Sexton ... Self
Brett Sparks Brett Sparks ... Self - The Handsome Family
Rennie Sparks Rennie Sparks ... Self - The Handsome Family
Melissa Swingle Melissa Swingle ... Self (as Trailer Bride)
Jim White Jim White ... Self
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Searching for The Wrong-Eyed Jesus is a captivating and compelling road trip through the creative spirit of the the Southern U.S. Director Andrew Douglas's film follows "Alt Country" singer Jim White through a gritty terrain of churches, prisons, truck stops, biker bars and coal mines. This is a journey through a very real contemporary Southern U.S., a world of marginalised white people and their unique and home-made society. Along the way are road-side encounters with modern musical mavericks including The Handsome Family, Johnny Dowd, 16 Horsepower and David Johansen; old time banjo player Lee sexton; rockabilly and mountain Gospel churches - and novelist Harry Crews telling grisly stories down a dirt track. Written by Steve Haisman

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Andrew Douglas: What have you been up to?
Jim White: Killin' time... It just won't die.
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Referenced in The Foul Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart See more »

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Little Maggie
Traditional, Performed by Lee Sexton
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A good look at Southern extremes
7 July 2005 | by johnsamo-1See all my reviews

Grew up in similar places, but its a bit skewed. Don't really think you can get the whole of the South by going to a prison, some roadside bars and some Pentecostal churches. Its basically rubbernecking anthropology, searching for and finding the extreme without bothering to mention that it is the extreme...

Not every southerner is poor, or has to either be a holy-roller or a heathen. Southerners generally are more religious than the norm, but for every Pentecostal, you'll find a baptist, Methodist and a Church of Christ patron that isn't nearly as eclectic and thinks the Pentecostals are a little weird too.

But I've never been all that bothered by the Southern stereotypes (they are sort of true) so beyond that, a real entertaining film.


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Release Date:

5 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buscando a Jesús con ojos equivocados See more »

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Ferriday, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,095, 17 July 2005

Gross USA:

$79,916

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,916
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