Even Jesus was Bipolar
Tuesday 25th June, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
@ Stuart Cinema & Cafe, 79 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Cowboy and Preacher
Dirs. Will Fraser
UK | 92 mins
Logline: Tri Robinson, an evangelical pastor in Idaho who is also a life-long environmentalist, has battled throughout his life to try to get conservative Christians, many of whom do not take the environment seriously, to realise that being a conservative Christian and an environmentalist are not mutually exclusive. Most environmental films seem to be framed for a liberal audience - ie they preach to the converted. This film aims at the unconverted, while also offering liberals and non-Christians a fascinating portrayal of conservative evangelical life, values and mindset. This film is absolutely timely - not only is the destruction of the environment probably the most important issue facing all people, but many American politicians and voters are in denial about it.
In the film we see the efforts Tri makes to create a green conservative church and unite this with his life as a rancher, all the while developing a Christian system of ideas that unites environmentalism with moral development and action.
After each film there will be a minute-long break, during which we invite the audience to complete scorecards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audience's response.