Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (2005)

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 24mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Simon Crocker Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Anthony Wall Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Steve Golin Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Andrew Douglas Producer n/a 3 3000002
Steve Haisman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jonathan Shoemaker Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Clive Howard Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Michael Elliot Editor n/a 172 7000001
Andrew Douglas Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Flor Collins Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Martin Rosenbaum Producer n/a 3 3000001
Andrew Douglas Director n/a 2 2000001
David Johansen Actor Himself 1 1000005
Johnny Dowd Actor Himself 1 1000004
Rennie Sparks Actor Himself 1 1000003
Brett Sparks Actor Himself 1 1000002
Lee Sexton Actor Himself 1 1000006
Harry Crews Actor Himself 1 1000007
16 Horsepower Actor Themselves 1 1000010
The Handsome Family Actor Themselves 1 1000009
Reverend Gary Howington Actor Himself 1 1000008
Jim White Actor Himself 1 1000001
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus is a captivating and compelling road trip through the creative spirit of the South. 'Alt' Country singer Jim White takes his muscle car through a gritty terrain of churches, prisons, truck stops, biker bars and coalmines. This is a journey through a very real contemporary Southern America, a world of marginalized white people and their unique and intense homemade culture. Along the way are roadside encounters with present-day musical mavericks including the Handsome Family, Johnny Dowd, David Eugene Edwards and David Johansen; old time banjo player Lee Sexton; Rockabilly and mountain Gospel churches - and novelist Harry Crews telling grisly stories down a dirt track. Everybody has a story in some form, almost invariably of sudden death, sin or redemption - yet all transformed by the characteristic grim humor and natural eloquence of the Southern imagination. And all the while, a strange Southern Jesus looms in the background.