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Marjoe / Thoth
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Howard Smith, Sarah Kernochan


This classic Academy Award winner is a remarkable behind-the-scenes expose of Marjoe Gortner, an evangelist child prodigy who grew up to expose himself as a fraud. 2-disc set includes the Oscar-winning film THOTH.

The Academy-Award®-winning MARJOE is the ferocious and extraordinary chronicle of a firebrand evangelical preacher who wholeheartedly and humorously exposes himself as a fraud. An evangelist prodigy at the age of four, the film captures an adult Marjoe as he recounts how he discovered the seductions of the 60s counterculture and dropped out of preaching, only to return later, using his swaggering bravado, to woo Pentecostal audiences out of their offerings. Directors Howard Smith and Sarah Kernochan follow Marjoe as he embarks on his "farewell to the faith tour," revealing the secrets of religious hucksterism. MARJOE is both a fiery baptism in the cynical waters of faith healing and evangelical fervor and a fascinating profile of a man who went from hellfire to hellraising.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 128 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1972

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - United States

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Color, Full-Frame

Director

Howard Smith

Director

Sarah Kernochan

Producer

Howard Smith

Producer

Sarah Kernochan

Star(s)

Marjoe Gortner

Editor

Larry Silk

Cinematographer

Richard Pearce

Cinematographer

David Myers

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