SFIFF50 DAY TWELVE — Monday

Audience of One

A watching day, not a working day.

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Gazowsky in Italy with wife (left) and daughter

Visit these links for a full description of Audience of One, then an irreverent review/commentary. They will get you in the mood to relate to my comments below.

Michael Jacobs, the director was present for a Q&A after the film. It was amazing to me that he shot the film by himself and put it together with the help of a part time editor.

Imagine, he heard about Richard Gazowsky, pastor of the Voice of Pentecost Church in San Francisco who had been told by God to make the finest movie ever made. Jacobs went to a service and said to himself, “I want to make a film about this guy,” and asked Gazowsky for permission to document the making of Gravity: The Shadow of Joseph.

Okay, it’s one thing to follow a guy around San Francisco for a while, but Gazowsky was going to Italy with his whole cast and crew to film for two weeks. When Jacobs confirmed that they were actually going, he bought his own ticket and followed.

Now that takes balls!

I hope Jacobs gets distribution, so you all can see it. It’s bizarre and funny and sad, and like nothing you have seen before.

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