A rare screening of Dennis Potter's original telvision play telling the story of Christ.
Son of Man begins with Jesus (Colin Blakely) emerging from the wilderness, muttering and ragged. He accosts and recruits two fishermen (including a young Brian Blessed, already impressively swarthy), and sets out on a collision course with the Roman authorities. Written during the tumult of 1968, Dennis Potter’s brutal, compelling life of Christ strips out all the miracles and concentrates on the Messiah as a revolutionary who preached peace. This rare screening of the original television play is presented in association with Carr’s Lane Church Centre, and will also include a short introduction by Helen Wheatley (University of Warwick) and a 1903 depiction of Jesus with live piano accompaniment.
Dir: Gareth Davies, UK 1969, 90 mins