May 16, 2014
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Punk Rock and Evangelical Surfers

From Steve Dollar at The Wall Street Journal:

Punk Rock Girls at BAM, ‘American Jesus’ and More in This Week’s Repertory Film

“In his quest to explore obsessive religious practice in the American heartland, Spanish filmmaker Aram Garriga discovers what Werner Herzog meant when he described the U.S. as being the most exotic place he ever visited. While drawn consistently to interview some of the most extreme subjects he can find on the fringes of Christianity—Pentecostal snake-handlers are only the beginning—Mr. Garriga is more comfortable with clear-eyed observance than a rush to judgment. Even evangelical surfers find a place in his documentary, which frames unconventional displays of faith against larger questions of national identity.”

See the full post at online.wsj.com.

AMERICAN JESUS is currently playing at IFC Center. For tickets: IFCcenter.com

May 15, 2014
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AMERICAN JESUS New York Premiere

Last night saw the premiere of AMERICAN JESUS at IFC Center in NYC!

Producer Carles Torras, Producer Brent Kunkle, Director Aram Garriga, and Producer Larry Fessenden at the New York Premiere of Glass Eye Pix’s AMERICAN JESUS, 5/14/14 © Kristen Driscoll Photography

Director Aram Garriga at the New York Premiere of Glass Eye Pix’s AMERICAN JESUS, 5/14/14 © Kristen Driscoll Photography

Check out more pics from the event here.

AMERICAN JESUS is currently playing at IFC Center. Not in NYC? The film’s also playing on streaming services & DVD. It arrives in Rhode Island at Cable Car Cinema tomorrow, Los Angeles at Downtown Independent starting May 23, and Chicago at Facets Cinematheque starting May 30. Check out AmericanJesusTheMovie.com for more venues.

 

May 9, 2014
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AMERICAN JESUS is Coming

Glass Eye Pix presents
AMERICAN JESUS
a film by ARAM GARRIGA

Available On Demand and DVD
Tuesday MAY 13, 2014

Opening NYC at IFC
Wednesday MAY 14, 2014

Opening LA at Downtown Independent
Friday MAY 23, 2014

Coming to your town! Check:
AmericanJesusTheMovie.com

March 30, 2014
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AMERICAN JESUS available on-demand at Vutopia APRIL 1

Director Aram Garriga’s documentary AMERICAN JESUS will run on
Time Warner Cable’s on-demand service VUTOPIA starting April 1st

The film will be released on all platforms May 13.

“Barcelona-native Aram Garriga makes a pilgrimage across America, conversing and consorting with Christ-loving bikers, street ministers, surfers, cowboys, and cage-fighters, exploring the wide spectrum of convictions, idiosyncrasies, and subcultures that populate this–to-many–parallel universe. It’s his outsider’s perspective that elevates him to a latter-day Alexis de Tocqueville as he studies America’s inclinations, character, prejudices and passions through its own preoccupation with, and entrapment within, the shimmering maze of materialistic determinism.

“Garriga’s gorgeously shot tableaux neither disparages nor mocks as it explores the paradoxical relationship between faith, politics, and the individual needs at odds with those of the collective’s in a world utterly foreign to the uninitiated. There is something to love and something to hate for both the secular and religious subset alike, and it’s perhaps that ingenious balance that makes this film one of the most important, honest, thought-provoking portraits of American society to date. Challenging and illuminating, this is bold, vanguard filmmaking at its finest.”

— Nicole McControversy

November 27, 2013
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Exclusive AMERICAN JESUS Trailer on USA TODAY

USA TODAY has an exclusive trailer for Aram Garriga’s AMERICAN JESUS, the newest documentary from Glass Eye Pix. Watch it here.

November 27, 2013
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TDC, Gravitas Take Rights to Documentary ‘American Jesus’

From HollywoodReporter.com:

“TDC Entertainment, under its Shelter Island banner, has acquired DVD and nontheatrical North American rights to Glass Eye Pix’s documentary American Jesus. Gravitas Ventures will handle all VOD and broadcast rights for the film.

Aram Garriga’s portrait of Christianity in American culture had its world premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival, followed by its international premiere at the Sitges Film Festival. For the film, Garriga traveled from his native Barcelona to the U.S. to chronicle the relationship between faith, materialism, politics and personal passions on the American scene.”

Check out the full AMERICAN JESUS press release here.

October 15, 2013
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Woodstock Film Festival Wrap Up

Check out the photos from the AMERICAN JESUS premiere at Woodstock Film Fest 2013.

September 24, 2013
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Exclusive Poster Art for GEP’s New Doc, AMERICAN JESUS released on Indiewire

Glass Eye Pix and co-producers Zabriskie Films and Visualsuspects are pleased to announce the world premiere of Aram Garriga’s ambitious portrait of Christianity in American Culture entitled AMERICAN JESUS at the 2013 Woodstock Film Festival on Friday Oct 4th followed by its international premiere at Sitges Film Festival Oct 11-20th.
Indiewire has the exclusive poster art for AMERICAN JESUS. (See it here.) Big thanks to artist Uri Moline for the design.

Check out the trailer below, and learn more about the film   Continue Reading »

September 10, 2013
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How Jesus Took America Hostage — “American Jesus” the Movie

” American Jesus is an important documentary that will redefine how the world looks at America and how we Americans look at ourselves… with a level of intuitive intelligence I’ve never seen before in a film on religion”
–Frank Schaeffer

The new Glass Eye Pix documentary by Aram Garriga is given a remarkable analysis by Frank Schaeffer on Huffington Post.
American Jesus has its world premiere at the Woodstock film festival Friday October 4 and its International Premier at Sitges later this month.
The film is produced   Continue Reading »