The Blood of Jesus

January 31, 2018 (Wednesday) / 7:00 pm

Lightbox Film Center, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street

The Blood of Jesus

dir. Spencer Williams, 1941, 68 min.

This “masterpiece of folk cinema that has scarcely lost its power to astonish” centers on a woman who journeys between heaven and hell after her husband accidentally shoots her.

Remarks after the film by Iggy Cortez, PhD Candidate in the History of Art and the Cinema and Media Studies Program. Iggy is currently completing his dissertation entitled Night on Earth: the Nocturnal Sensorium in World Cinema. 


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