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Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (Andrew Douglas, 2003)

May 24, 2012

I started with the intention of writing a review of Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus, but I can’t really come up with something.

There’s muddy waters and savage grass, empty lights and neon signs, bullet holes and churches, sweat and tears, crooked teeth and missing fingers, wrinkles, junkyards, heart broken music. In the deepest south, what Flannery O’Connor called wise blood.

It’s not a documentary, it’s not a movie, doesn’t matter, it’s raw and bleedin’.

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  1. Michael Elliot permalink
    May 15, 2015 4:29 am

    I was the editor for the film… a labor of love. I learned to play the 5 string banjo, claw hammer style when i was 7 years old. I had Pete Seeger’s book, How to play the 5 String Banjo. It had pictures in it of the different coal miner pickers. I grew up in Los Angeles with no idea where the songs came from. Nearly 45 years later, im staring at the footage to make this film, and it answered every question i ever had.

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