Director Sarah Kernochan in Person!
United States | 1972 | Sarah Kernochan, Howard Smith
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this shocking exposé profiles charismatic, twentysomething Southern evangelist Marjoe Gortner. Marjoe began his career as a precocious child preacher but continued holding tent revivals (and milking his followers for money) long after he stopped believing. He comes clean for the cameras. Despite its Oscar, Marjoe was barely released in the American South; the distributor feared it would spark outrage. Co-director Sarah Kernochan will answer questions after the screening.
Restored 35mm print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive (Cassie Blake). 88 min. Special admission $12, members and CIA I.D. holders $9, age 25 & under (and those who paid to see Impromptu at 5:30) $8; no passes, twofers, or radio winners.
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General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
*Additional film on the same day: $7