This off-beat tour will take you to the other side of the railroad tracks. Our host -- a musician -- shows you his homeland in the rural Deep South. He buys a used car, hauls a wrong-eyed Jesus statue in the trunk, and circles around trailer parks and BBQ joints listening to genuine contemporary musicians - and their many stories. Everyone has a story. The host has a story. It would be misguided to suggest this was a two-eyed look at poor white trash culture, but not too far off either. This film has great music, authentic characters, and an honest gaze. It's an amusing trip.
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus
Directed by Andrew Douglas
2003, 82 min.
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