Trouble Every Day Presents: Jesus' Son (1999) 35mm + Director Q&A
Jack Black, Michael Shannon, Billy Crudup and Samantha Morton before they were famous.
One of Greta Gerwig’s favourite films.
Top 10 Films of 1999: New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Roger Ebert.
20th anniversary screening.
Based on Denis Johnson’s classic short story collection.
A film by Alison Maclean (CRUSH, Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn”, PERSONS OF INTEREST, THE REHEARSAL).
Wesley Morris: "Maclean's film is a handsome dance with Johnson's words, a dialogue with the cycles of lucidity, a filmmaker's intercourse with another author's mood... A dashing fusion of the literary and the cinematic, the film is a menagerie of preludes, postludes, interludes and Quaaludes."
Trouble Every Day Presents is a film screening series celebrating the best of forgotten and undiscovered cinema. Programmed by Marko Orlic.
Trouble Every Day Presents:
JESUS’ SON (1999)
35 mm Presentation
Skype Intro and Q&A with director Alison Maclean
Innis Town Hall Theatre
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
JESUS' SON is the intense, often hilarious story of a young man's circuitous journey from drug dependency and petty crime to a life redeemed by a startling discovery of compassion. Whomever he meets and wherever he goes, his attempts to prove his worth are either oddly touching, farcically futile, or often both simultaneously. Told in the way a person might recount a series of anecdotes over a drink -- with all the mistakes and exaggerations, false starts and shuttling back in time that inevitably occurs -- it is a stunning glimpse into the way one man's heart and mind work.
|Studio:||Lions Gate Films|
|Producer(s):||David Urrutia, Elizabeth Cuthrell, Lydia Dean Pilcher|
|Cast:||Billy Crudup, Jack Black, Michael Shannon, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Morton, Holly Hunter, Denis Leary, Miranda July, Will Patton|
|Writer(s):||Elizabeth Cuthrell, David Urrutia, Oren Moverman|