Color of the Cross

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Released 2006

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Color of the Cross

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Director:
Jean Claude La Marre
Released:
2006
Rating:
PG-13
This powerful, epic film vividly portrays the last 48 hours of the life of Jesus Christ and challenges commonly held assumptions about Him. With moving performances from Jean-Claude LaMarre (MALCOLM X) and Debbi Morgan (WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED), this stirring film is a triumph! The first depiction of Jesus as a black man, COLOR OF THE CROSS is also the first to suggest that the Crucifixion could have been racially motivated. A compelling script and astounding interpretations of The Bible make this daring masterpiece an achievement not to be missed. With its inspiring, unconventional approach to an emotionally volatile issue, COLOR OF THE CROSS presents a fresh perspective on the history of Christianity and delivers a moving portrait of His life as has ever been put to film!

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  • 30

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Though the film's final, disturbing image forces race to the forefront and belatedly raises wider issues of persecution, its most controversial suggestion is not that Jesus might h...

  • 30

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Once the revisionist frisson of a black Jesus, not to mention Mary, Joseph and Judas, has worn off, one is stuck with more mundane matters such as story dynamics, visual style and ...

  • 30

    Washington Post Stephen Hunter

    This feels like a cramped, TV-style retelling, with small groups of people, no special effects, in some ways almost cheesy.

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