Sunday, April 08, 2007

Astute Observation

So, the Indianapolis Int’l Film Festival people are posting the “summary pages” for each film, and they posted The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah’s page this weekend:

Indianapolis Film Festival's Summary Page for American Messiah

The reason I’m writing is that the woman who wrote the fest’s one-sentence “summary” really understood the film at a deeper level than most, and expressed it SO clearly in a single sentence.

To whit:

“Writer/director Chris Hansen’s mockumentary is an astute comic exploration of America’s preoccupation with religion that reveals the dubious results when marketing and capitalism become an indispensable part of spirituality. - Elisabeth Hegmann”

Elisabeth, you totally nailed it. Thanks.


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