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View other events for the week of 10/17/2008
Film Screening: Audience of One
Date Friday October 17
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
600 4th St, West Sacramento. Corner of 4th & F in West Sac
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorMovies on a Big Screen
Emailscreenings [at] shiny-object.com
Address600 4th St, West Sacramento
10/17
7 PM and 9:30 PM Admission: $5
Location: 600 4th St, West Sacramento (corner of 4th & F in West Sac)

Audience of One

Ten years ago, a Pastor from the Voice of Pentecost Church in San Francisco received a 'prophetic whisper,' - a directive from God to make movies for the Lord. Using donations from his congregation, he slowly transformed his church into a fully functioning movie studio. After experimenting on a number of small projects, Pastor Richard Gazowsky announced that he and his crew were going to make a film, "Gravity: The Shadow of Joseph," a $50 million (soon increasing to $200 million) biblical science fiction movie that would redefine the Hollywood epic and referred to by Gazowsky as "Star Wars meets The Ten Commandments."

"Audience of One" is a doc that chronicles the making of "Gravity," where just about everything that can go wrong, does. From pre-production at their church, to shooting principal photography in Italy, to leasing an enormous studio at Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay, "Audience of One" keeps pace with an embattled church production that looks to God in order to keep their dreams alive. Full of humor and pathos, what transpires is a story of obsession, faith and delusion. And no - this is not a mockumentary. It's all real.

"Manages, as the best docs will, to tell a resonant, character-driven story that makes us think, all the while laughing and cringing." - Austin Chronicle
"A comical and complex example of the conflict of religious devotion" - Boston Globe
"Fascinating" - Variety

Special Jury Award, SXSW
Beyond Belief Award (Jury Prize), Silverdocs
Audience Award, SF DocFest
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Sep 30th, 2008 9:11 PM
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