|The Awfulness of Religion-driven Art
||[Jun. 3rd, 2009|04:24 pm]
The other night I watched, beginning to end the movie Faith Like Potatoes. It’s based on a ‘true’ story of a farmer who leaves Zambia for South Africa, and how he becomes a lay Evangelical preacher.
I liked the setting in Kwazulu Natal, and hearing Zulu spoken. It was beautifully filmed. Those two things kept me from getting up 20 minutes in and turning it off. After 40 minutes, I wanted to see if it ever found a way to redeem itself. In the end, though, it is an example of how fundamentally some people misunderstand how to make religious art.
( Read the rest of this entry »Collapse )
Originally published at Do My Eyes Look Scary?. You can comment here or there.