American Jesus DVD Review

Aram Garriga’s absorbing documentary American Jesus is one of the few religious documentaries in recent memory that manages to even-handedly offer a glimpse at the uniqueness of Christianity in the U.S. without taking a clear side praising or condemning the way these groups choose to worship.

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From the cowboy-centric church in Texas to the snake handlers in Appalachia and the martial arts-focused churches scattered across the country, this judgment-free film chronicles the myriad way Americans choose to worship their God. This documentary is proof that there is pretty much a church for any Christian in the U.S., from surfers to cage fighters, you’re bound to find at least a handful of people who want to spend their Sunday with you.

American Jesus/94 Mins./Shelter Island/2014

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