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What Would Jesus Buy? Details

  • Release Date: Nov 16, 2007
  • Rated: thematic material and brief mild language
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Rob VanAlkemade

FULL SYNOPSIS

[[Performer~P397750~Bill Talen~billtalen]] is a New York-based activist and performance artist who since the late '90s has won notoriety for his character [[Performer~P551701~Rev. Billy~reverendbilly]]. [[Performer~P551701~Rev. Billy~reverendbilly]] is a wildly charismatic street preacher and self-appointed leader of the Church of Stop Shopping, who began his career speaking out against the gentrification of New York City, the forced renovation of 42nd Street, and his favorite symbol of the evils of international marketing, the Disney Store. Since then, [[Performer~P551701~Rev. Billy~reverendbilly]] has expanded his targets to include a number of firms (including Starbucks Coffee and several fast food chains) who engage in unfair labor practices and exploit Third World resources for profit; he also performs with a full gospel choir and a four-piece band as they spread the message of overcoming the consumer culture, speaking with your dollars and questioning what advertising and corporate spokespeople have to say. While [[Performer~P397750~Talen~billtalen]]'s routines started out as comic street theater, he's become recognized as an effective (if deliberately eccentric) advocate for economic justice, and filmmaker [[Performer~P433376~Rob VanAlkemade~robvanalkemade]] offers an in-depth look at the phenomenon of [[Performer~P551701~Rev. Billy~reverendbilly]] in his documentary What Would Jesus Buy? Produced in part by [[Performer~P386886~Morgan Spurlock~morganspurlock]], What Would Jesus Buy? received its world premiere at the 2007 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:November 16, 2007

Cast

Crew

Rob VanAlkemade
Director
Morgan Spurlock
Producer
Stacey Offman
Producer
Todd Wider
Producer
Peter Hutchison
Producer
Felix Werner
Producer
Alex Stikich
Cinematographer
Martin Palafox
Cinematographer
Daniel Marracino
Cinematographer
Rob VanAlkemade
Cinematographer
Alan Deutsch
Cinematographer
Gavin Coleman
Editor
Stela Georgieva
Editor
Jeremy Chilnick
Co-producer
Felix Werner
Executive Producer
Kathrin Werner
Executive Producer
Todd Wider
Executive Producer
Jedd Wider
Executive Producer
Hans ten Broeke
Sound/Sound Designer
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