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    Friday, April 21, 2006

    Son of Man chosen for "25 Years of Sundance"

    Biz Community, a news outlet in South Africa, has a story that South African modernised Jesus film Son of Man will be playing as part of a 25 year celebration of the Sundance Film Festival.

    Sundance Institue at BAM will be showing in New York, from the 11th to the 21st of May, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It will include "films from the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, live music from emerging composers, programs that reveal the creative process, and discussions with filmmakers".

    Son of Man was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year's festival and has been chosen for the World Cinema competition. It will be airing twice: on Sunday, May 14th at 6:15pm, and the next day, Monday, May 15th at 9:30pm. Tickets are available online

    In case you've not heard of the film before it gained incredible reviews at this year's festival including ones from Roger Ebert and John Horn of the LA Times. I've posted on this film four times already (Blog post 1, Blog post 2, Blog post 3, Blog post 4) and so I'm obviously excited to see it starting to open upto a wider audience.



    • At 8:54 am, November 13, 2006, Blogger Tim said…

      Have seen Son of Man -- the film recasts Jesus as a nonviolent Gandhian activist interested primarily in Marxist consciousness-raising. Extremely dubious stuff, to say the least -- and you don't even want to know how he ends up on that cross. Many of the stylistic flourishes -- looking at Jesus's miracles through Judas's video camera, for instance -- don't really register on a film screen. The film offers an interesting depiction of Satan, but that's about it.


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