What Would Jesus Buy?


What Would Jesus Buy?

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name = What Would Jesus Buy?


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director = Rob VanAlkemade
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distributor = Warrior Poets
released = 2007
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country = United States
language = English
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imdb_id = 0939681

"What Would Jesus Buy?" is the title of a documentary film produced by Morgan Spurlock and directed by Rob VanAlkemade. The title is a play on the phrase "What would Jesus do?" The film debuted on the festival circuit on March 11, 2007, at the South By Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas. It was released on November 16, 2007. [ [http://www.ioncinema.com/movie.php?id=7754 Information on "What Would Jesus Buy?" at ioncinema.com] ]

Plot

The film focuses on the issues of the commercialization of Christmas, materialism, the over-consumption in American culture, globalization, and the business practices of large corporations, as well as their economic and cultural effects on American society, as seen through the prism of activist/performance artist Bill Talen, who goes by the alias of "Reverend Billy," and his troupe of activists, whose street theater performances take the form of a church choir called "The Church of Stop Shopping," that sings anti-shopping and anti-corporate songs. The film follows Billy and his choir as they take a cross-country trip in the month prior to Christmas 2005, and spread their message against what they perceive as the evils of patronizing the retail outlets of several different large corporate chains.

Crew

The film was produced by Morgan Spurlock, with cinematography by Alan Deutsch, Daniel Marracino, Martin Palafox, Alex Stikich and Rob VanAlkemade. Jeremy Osbern was an additional cinematographer and Michael Moore, Dietmar Post, Jon Shenk, and Martin Taylor were camera operators. The film was edited by Gavin Coleman and Stela Georgieva.

References

External links

* [http://www.wwjbmovie.com/ Official site]
* [http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/whatwouldjesusbuy/trailer/ Movie Trailer]
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*metacritic film|id=whatwouldjesusbuy|title=What Would Jesus Buy?
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* [http://www.revbilly.com/ Church Of Stop Shopping]
* [http://warrior-poets.com/home.html/ Warrior Poets] - website for producer Morgan Spurlock
* [http://cityfish.org/ Cityfish] - website for director Rob VanAlkemade


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