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King of the Jews

USA, 2000 (MIFF 2000, Experimental)

Director: Jay Rosenblatt

Meticulously constructed from religious films, old Hollywood footage and home movies, Rosenblatt exposes his own (and cinemas) troubled relationship with Jesus Christ, in examining the source of anti-semitism he weaves through the scavenged images a kind of healing homage to the King of the Jews. It is reminiscent, in scope and power, of Michael Lee's celebrative explorations of Catholicism.

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