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Movies: What Would Jesus Buy?
What Would Jesus Buy?
Documentary
 
"What Would Jesus Buy?" examines the commercialization of Christmas in America while following Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse (the end of humankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt.) The film also delves into issues such as the role sweatshops play in America's mass consumerism and Big-Box Culture. From the humble beginnings of preaching at his portable pulpit on New York City subways, to having a congregation of thousands--Bill Talen (aka Rev. Billy) has become the leader of not just a church, but a national movement. Rev. Billy's epic journey takes us to chilling exorcisms at Wal-Mart headquarters, to retail interventions at the Mall of America, and all the way to the Promised Land on Christmas Day. The Stop Shopping mission reminds us that even though we may be "hypnotized and consumerized," we still have a chance to save ourselves this Christmas. Rated PG for thematic material and brief mild language.
Cast: Bill Talen
Produced by: Felix Werner
Directed by: Rob VanAlkemade
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Running time: 1hr 30min
Opens: Nov 16, 2007 Limited
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