Shadow Distribution Discovers "Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus" for Theatrical Release

by Brian Brooks

An image from "Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus," which has been acquired by Shadow Distribution. Image provided by Shadow.

North American theatrical rights to the Tribeca and Seattle film festival documentary "Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus," by director Andrew Douglas, has been acquired by Maine-based Shadow Distribution. Home Vision Entertainment will handle the title's subsequent DVD release. Diane Holtzberg of Montreal-based Films Transit International negotiated the deal with Ken Eisen, president of Shadow Distribution and Eric Besner, vice-president of Home Vision Entertainment. A date for the film's theatrical release was not available.

Musician Jim White serves as the film's "unofficial guide." With Douglas in the front seat of a car, and a 300 pound concrete Jesus in the trunk, White sets out in a 1970 Chevrolet Impala to experience the "essence" of the white South in what a company release calls "a place where snakes slither, Satan stalks, and where music provides the soundtrack for souls in celebration and in torment." The film's soundtrack, which includes artists The Handsome Family and David Johansson, will have a parallel release to the film.

Past Shadow Distribution titles include Oscar nominated "The Weather Underground," and "Under the Sun," and the acclaimed "Latcho Drom." Currently in release from the company is "Postmen in the Mountains."

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