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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 »


Andrew Douglas


Steve Haisman
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Credited cast:
Harry Crews Harry Crews ... Himself
Johnny Dowd Johnny Dowd ... Himself
David Eugene Edwards David Eugene Edwards ... Himself
The Handsome Family The Handsome Family ... Themselves
Gary Howington Gary Howington ... Himself (as Rev. Gary Howington)
David Johansen ... Himself
Lee Sexton Lee Sexton ... Himself
Brett Sparks Brett Sparks ... Himself- The Handsome Family
Rennie Sparks Rennie Sparks ... Herself - The Handsome Family
Melissa Swingle Melissa Swingle ... Herself (as Trailer Bride)
Jim White Jim White ... Himself


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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Release Date:

5 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buscando a Jesús con ojos equivocados See more »

Filming Locations:

Ferriday, Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,095, 17 July 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Did You Know?


Andrew Douglas: What have you been up to?
Jim White: Killin' time... It just won't die.
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First there was
Performed by Johnny Dowd and Maggie Brown
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an amazing movie
23 March 2006 | by IeatstopsignsSee all my reviews

This was the best movie i saw in 2005, and i even saw it in the theater twice. That's 10.50 for a ticket and i saw it twice! It is the perfect blend of beautiful cinematography, interesting subject matter and music, and exceptional editing. On top of all of that the camera work was unbelievable. That one scene where they man and the women are singing in the barbershop left me with that awesome feeling of "how the hell did they do that?" which I haven't felt since the elevator shot in Touch of Evil. Every time I talk to a friend about movies i tell them to see this one right away, and I don't do that a lot. I read a newspaper article that described Wrong Eyed Jesus as a "Surrealist Look at the South," and it is. It is a collage of incredible sights and sounds that will leave you breathless.

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