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Jesus' Son

Jesus' Son

Jesus' Son

1999 / 107min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ALISON MACLEAN

CAST: BILLY CRUDUP, SAMANTHA MORTON, JACK BLACK, HOLLY HUNTER, DENIS LEARY, DENNIS HOPPER

Director Alison Maclean will introduce the 7pm screening in tribute to the late Denis Johnson whose short story collection Jesus’ Son was the basis for her film.

"It’s a real challenge to make a film from a book you love fiercely, but Denis’ voice was our guide. Denis mostly kept his distance though he did get involved in critical ways, writing a new scene for the film and sending numerous mix tapes: music from the time he wrote the book, and the time he wrote about. And he was game to appear as the man with a knife in his eye. His death is a huge loss."–Alison Maclean

See also Alison Maclean’s miraculous, long-awaited return to filmmaking, The Rehearsal. Tickets available here.