Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  84 min.
Release year:  2005

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Cast: Jim White, Harry Crews, Johnny Dowd, Lee Sexton, David Johansen


British filmmaker Andrew Douglas follows alternative country singer Jim White on a road trip through the Southern U.S.— a world of Churches, prisons, coalmines; truckstops; juke joints; swamps and mountains.

Along the way we encounter various musicians; Rockabilly and Mountain Gospel churches; and novelist Harry Crews telling grisly stories down a dirt track. All the while, a strange Southern Jesus looms in the background.

White reflects upon exactly what is it about this baffling place that inspires musicians and writers, while at the same time working through his own preoccupations with his muse—or, as he puts it, “trying to find the gold tooth in God’s crooked smile.”

Director: Andrew Douglas
Studio: Lone Star Productions
Producer(s): Andrew Douglas, Martin Rosenbaum
Screenplay: Steve Haisman
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