January 21, 2005 4:05 PM   Subscribe

Searching For the Wrong Eyed Jesus. An oddball alt-country road trip romp through the South. [warning Flash and Music]
posted by srboisvert (7 comments total)
If you think the site is odd, you really need to see the film. I saw it on the BBC a while back, and loved it. It certainly gave me here in the UK a look at a very different southland to the one I've normally seen on TV/film. Excellent stuff.

The BBC has subsite with a Jim White interview about the film that's a good read too.
posted by Gamecat at 4:18 PM on January 21, 2005

Looks really cool. How come the Brits get to see it before us? It's our South, dammit! Also, is "Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus" a line from a Flannery O'Connor story?

Anyway, good post, I look forward to the film and the soundtrack.
posted by billysumday at 5:06 PM on January 21, 2005

Jim White's first album contained a short story in the liner notes titled "The Mysterious Tale of How I Shouted Wrong-Eyed Jesus" (also the name of the album). Album's quite good.
posted by kenko at 5:25 PM on January 21, 2005

Yeah, the movie looks good, and, at the very least, the post reminded me of how good the album is.
posted by 235w103 at 6:25 PM on January 21, 2005

I posted this because I really enjoyed the documentary....it is um... available...
posted by srboisvert at 9:07 PM on January 21, 2005

I saw the movie on BBC4 about a week ago and thought it was excellent. It has some great music from some fairly obscure artists. Unlike some documentaries I've seen about the Deep South, Jim White always treats his subjects with respect. Catch it if you can.

posted by essexjan at 2:31 AM on January 22, 2005

Thanks for posting, it reminds me of Vernon, Florida.
posted by Frank Grimes at 11:47 AM on January 22, 2005

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