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Seder-Masochism (2018)

Not Rated | | Animation | 31 January 2019 (USA)
Loosely following a traditional Passover Seder, events from the Book of Exodus are retold by Moses, Aharon, the Angel of Death, Jesus, and the director's own father. But there's another ... See full summary »

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Nina Paley

Writer:

Nina Paley (screenwriter)
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Barry Gray Barry Gray ... Jesus (voice)
Hiram Paley Hiram Paley ... Our Father (voice)
Nina Paley Nina Paley ... Sacrificial Goat (voice)
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Loosely following a traditional Passover Seder, events from the Book of Exodus are retold by Moses, Aharon, the Angel of Death, Jesus, and the director's own father. But there's another side to this story: that of the Goddesses, humanity's earliest deities. 'Seder-Masochism' resurrects the Great Mother in a tragic struggle against the forces of patriarchy. Written by and Brian McInnis

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Animation

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In the "Go Down Moses" segment, there is a sing-along segment with a bouncing ball to follow the words shown onscreen. The words have been written out in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The characters do, in fact, spell out the words of the song phonetically in English. See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Survive
Written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris
Performed by Gloria Gaynor
circa 1978
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Brilliant
21 April 2019 | by WildGardenerSee all my reviews

Filmmaker/animator extraordinare (and Jewish) Nina Paley has just released her newest film "Seder-Masochism"...filled with tap-dancing Moses, the ten plagues, the visage of God (speaking in the voice of her late father), and swaying, cartwheeling, singing and spiraling Goddesses. Set to popular blues, rock, soul and spirituals, this film is an emotional, searing indictment of violence including (and especially) supression of the Goddess. At times hilarious, shocking, and devastating, this film is unforgettable.


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31 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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