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Sunday, March 30, 2008

More Reviews

The Jesus Guy continues to receive great reviews.

MovieMaker Magazine by Melissa Rose Kimbler, features Sean Tracey as a first-time director. Click here.

Indie Express by Shane Morton, click here.
" I found myself strangely admiring this person who seemed to transcend human emotion, fear and needs. Then, the film became truly fascinating. Sean Tracey found the chink in the subjects finely tuned armor. His hidden humanity."

Arkansas Democrat Gazette by Philip Martin, click here.
There is an audio file of part of the interview, as well.
"Ultimately The Jesus Guy gives us an opportunity to examine our convictions and beliefs. "What’s Your Name?" is confounding because he’s obviously not a run-of-the-mill Jesus guy. He talks the talk, he walks the walk. In the end it may be that his example is more important than any of the soothing platitudes he utters. You can question his efficacy, but not his commitment."

Monday, March 24, 2008

New Press on The Jesus Guy

A big thanks goes to Angela Lackey who ran her article about the film in the Midland Daily News (Michigan) on Easter, click here to read the full article.

Also, the film was noted last Thursday in the St. Petersburg Times (Florida). Click here to read that article by Jack Bray.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"Best of" Screening Last Night

Last night, The Jesus Guy screened in Manchester, NH at St. Anselm's College as part of "The Best of the New Hampshire Film Festival." Director, Sean Tracey attended the screening and once again had a great Q&A session. A special thanks to Michael Wynne for putting it together. And thanks to all those that attended. We'd love to hear your thoughts and encourage you to continue your discussion here (just click on "comment" below). Sean is happy to answer more questions!
In press matters, Sean is being interviewed today by the Midland Daily News in Midland, Michigan for a feature story about The Jesus Guy that will run this Sunday (Easter). "What's Your Name?" was in that area for a while and stayed with a family there. Stay tuned for that article. In the meantime, you can see the original story on him that ran in 2003 here.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Harvard University Divinity School Screening

What can you say when a 66-minute movie is followed by a 2-hour Question & Answer session?
Fantastic! That's what happened recently when The Jesus Guy screened at Harvard Divinity School to an enthusiastic audience of religious scholars, students, and clergy. We had to shut down the questions, because they just wouldn't stop. The audience's questions were thoughtful, incisive, deeply probing—what I had hoped for from Harvard. For me, being invited to screen at the Divinity School (see HDS link above) legitimizes the film. We've had great success and reviews from film festival audiences, but I wouldn't expect them to be as critical as the Harvard group. This cross-denominational group, it seemed from the Q&A, was surprised at the depth of the film and its subject, and was very curious to learn more about "What's Your Name's?" beliefs and background. We had a similar experience with an early screening with the Bishop and clergy from the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire. At this event, the questions went well into the night and some clergy commented that they "lost sleep" over issues that this film and WYN's life illuminated, including what commitments and sacrifices they had/had not made for their own mission and the relatively comfortable lifestyle they had as priests. Thanks, Harvard!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Jesus Guy goes to Beverly Hills

Watch out West Coast, here comes The Jesus Guy! The film will have its West Coast Premiere at the Los Angeles United Film Festival on Sunday, April 20 at 1:30pm. The screening will be held at the Fine Arts Theatre, 8556 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA. Director, Sean Tracey will be attending the event. Purchase tickets here. We are currently scheduling press interviews for Sean. If you would like to meet with him, please contact us ASAP.
A big thanks goes to Jason Connell for making this West Coast Premiere possible!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Mark Your Calendar, Arkansas!

The Jesus Guy will be joining the fabulous line up of the Ozark Foothills Film Fest. Screening on Saturday, March 29 at 6:00pm at the Independence Hall Auditorium, University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville, AR. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 870-251-1189. Director, Sean Tracey will be attending the screening.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Touring Connecticut

The Jesus Guy is currently touring various theaters in Connecticut as part of the Connecticut Film Festival, now until May. The film will screen in May at the main event of the Connecticut Film Festival in downtown Danbury. Director, Sean Tracey will be attending the event, May 20-25. To find out where and when the film will be screening in a Connecticut town near you, click here. Screening dates continue to be added. So far the film has been at the Stamford Majestic Theater in Stamford, the Hartford Cinema City in Hartford and the Regent 8 Theaters in S. Norwalk.
Thanks goes out to Tom Carruthers for all his help and continued enthusiasm for the film!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

International Premiere in Cartagena, Colombia

The film goes international, screening at the 48th Annual Cartagena International Festival of Film & TV (the "Sundance" of South America) on March 7, 2008. We are thrilled to have been accepted to such a prestigious festival. Unfortunately, Sean was unable to attend. We are anxiously awaiting to hear how the film was received!