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Identifier:

  • 6857556 (Source: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6857556)

Date produced: 1964

Filmmaker(s):

Lewis Teague

Languages:

English

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Unknown

Sound:

Sound

Awards/Recognition:

PSA MPD Student Film Award sponsored by Harris B. Tuttle 1964

Description:

"It's about This Carpenter starts out with a bearded fellow carrying a huge cross across town. He goes into the subway, through crowded streets, and passes little colored girl who asks "Are you Jesus?" Finally he installs the cross on the wall behind the chancel of a church. All the whilst he is ignored, even by the lone organist. Finally, on his return trip after his mission has been accomplished, he again passes the little colored girl and she says, "Good-bye Jesus" PSA Journal, Sept. 1964, 51.

Resources:

According to the New Yorker, the 1963 film won Lewis Teague an N.Y.U. scholarship, festival attention and "a now-or-never offer from Universal to go to Hollywood and work on “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.” So Teague dropped out a semester short of finishing his degree and relinquished his scholarship money that then went to classmate Martin Scorcese. He later completed his studies in 2016 at the age of 78.

According to a 1972 newsletter by the Society Hill Civic Association in Philadelphia, the film was used in the Religion Pavilion at the New York World's Fair.

Locations:

  • New York City, NY (Filming)

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Repository:

Cleveland State University Library

Screenings:

  • March 15, 1972 at the Society Hill Civic Association for their Film Night: Philadelphia, PA
  • April 1967, at the Little Theatre: Bronxville, NY
  • August 1965 for the Melbourne International Film Festival, "American Shorts": Melbourne, VIC
  • February 1964, at the Gate Film Club: New York City, NY