The Apocalyptic is the Mother of All Christian Theology

Jim Finn

2023 | 00:63:52 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | HD video

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: Animation, Expedition/Travel, Found Footage, History, Jewish, Literature, Middle East, Myth, Politics, Religion/Spirituality

A psychedelic portrait of the founding theorist of Christianity.

The story of Paul the Apostle’s life, ideology and influence is told by piecing together 20th Century 16mm and cassette propaganda, board games, animation, reenactments, Roman Empire doom metal and covers of Catholic liturgical music. The gentle Paul themes with flute, acoustic guitar and mellotron contrasts with the Demonic Roman Empire themes of electric guitar, drums and synth. Performance artist Linda Mary Montano and Usama Alshaibi portray Paul on his journey.

The film tries to capture the disturbing reaction Paul and his letters had in the early days of Christianity. The use of live action, animation, found footage and original music was a way to recover his biography from the brains of 20th Century humans so that in some perhaps misguided Utopian impulse, we can build something new out of it for the future.

This title will have its world premiere in May 2023. Please contact VDB for booking dates that fall after May 2023. 

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