By Films For Action
Nov 3, 2009
Wednesday December 9th 2009 - 7pm.
Liberty Hall. 644 Massachusetts St. Lawrence, KS. $3.
Okay folks, I promised everyone a docu-comedy for our next film and I'm a man of my word. It's an amazingly hilarious film that hits all the right levels. If you attend one more Films For Action screening this year, make it this one. :) It's not to be missed.
“As entertaining as it is jaw-dropping.”
- The Austin Chronicle
“A brilliant documentary...
I truly loved this film...”
- Ain't It Cool News
- Julia Wallace, Village Voice
"heartwarming, inspiring, hysterical,
emotional and life changing"
- Campus Circle
"Brilliant performance art"
- Eric Kohn, New York Press
What Would Jesus Buy? follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir as they go on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse: the end of mankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt!
From producer Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME) and director Rob VanAlkemade comes a serious docu-comedy about the commercialization of Christmas. Bill Talen (aka Reverend Billy) was a lost idealist who hitchhiked to New York City only to find that Times Square was becoming a mall. Spurred on by the loss of his neighborhood and inspired by the sidewalk preachers around him, Bill bought a collar to match his white caterer's jacket, bleached his hair and became the Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping. Since 1999, Reverend Billy has gone from being a lone preacher with a portable pulpit preaching on subways, to the leader of a congregation and a movement whose numbers are well into the thousands.
Through retail interventions, corporate exorcisms, and some good old-fashioned preaching, Reverend Billy reminds us that we have lost the true meaning of Christmas. What Would Jesus Buy? is a journey into the heart of America – from exorcising the demons at the Wal-Mart headquarters to taking over the center stage at the Mall of America and then ultimately heading to the Promised Land … Disneyland.
Will we be led like Sheeple to the Christmas slaughter, or will we find a new way to give a gift this Christmas? What Would Jesus Buy? may just be the divine intervention we’ve all been searching for.
The Shopocalypse is upon us … Who will be $aved?