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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Film Screens Opening Day at the NH Film Festival

We were privileged to screen The Jesus Guy opening day at the NH Film Festival. It's always been a dream to screen at The Music Hall here in Portsmouth. It was great to finally showcase the film for friends, family and colleagues. The attendance and Q&A were great. And the 2nd screening at the Muddy River Smokehouse was packed as well. Thanks to everyone that came out to support the film. Looking forward to your thoughts.

Nina (featured in the film) with Director, Sean Tracey and wife, Lina.

Nina (in the film), Ariane (Media Coordinator) and Rita (Associate Producer)


N said...

Congrats, Sean! The screening last night in Portsmouth was a big success - there were MANY people in attendance and the Q&A afterwards indicated much thought and interest by all the viewers. You’ve created something that really gets people to stop and think and wonder. Way to go!

Peg Gaillard said...

I saw the movie last Thursday night in Portsmouth. What a fascinating piece! Sean has done a great job of objectively and comprehensively protraying this enigmatic character. After watching the movie, I had more questions than when I went in and it prompted fascinating conversation on the car ride home with my friends who saw the movie with me. Whether you are a believer or a skeptic, whether devout or an athesist, this movie is worth seeing.

Michael Wynne said...

The Jesus Guy is a facinating portrayal of a man who escapes category. Tracey captivates an audience who knows not what to make of this provocative figure. I viewed a screening at the NH Film Festival a week ago and was enamored by this character who roams the streets humbly speaking “the word of God” in a way that questions motives and prompts one to reconsider what contemporary American society is willing to buy into and breed.
I was greatly intrigued with this film and look forward to witnessing the cultural impact it will have - in whatever way it does. Peace.

Brad Lown said...

The Jesus guy is part kook, part revolutionary and part publicity hound. What is is doing, with no money, no shoes and no address, is ultimately admirable, different, and thought provoking. I wonder about his psychology, and his childhood to which his father refers in the documentary. He seems to know the Bible, has faith, and is spiritual, but I’m not in a position to adequately judge. The film makes us all look at our own lives differently, and to ask questions.

M G Solomon said...

The film very effectively holds a mirror up to the man who calls himself “What’s your name?”, giving us a non-judgmental and uneasy vision of someone who is both cipher and mirror himself. Viewers are privileged to watch from an intimately close, “fly-on-the-wall” perspective how this wandering, proselytizing enigma both draws to him and reflects back the deepest assumptions and archetypal longings of the people he meets in his travels. I was mesmerized by the seeming lack of any self-conscious or self-aware filtering in many of the people who interact with “What’s your name, ” and forced to admit some of my preconceived expectations about the limited impact such a figure might have were off base. Provocative.