Night Visions: Hitchhiking, Heroin, and Other Tales From Jesus’ Son

Night Visions: Hitchhiking, Heroin, and
Other Tales From Jesus’ Son,
review by Sarah Hepola, The
Austin Chronicle
Jesus’ Son, directed by Alison
Maclean, stands apart from the recent wave of films about drugs,
by focusing on a character’s journey rather than the physical
sensations and exaltation of being high. Played by Billy Crudup
and set in the drug subculture of the 1970’s, ‘Fuckhead [the
protagonist] is a wastoid, but he’s also a barfly dripping with
self-pity, a remorseless thief, a gushing romantic, a poet, a
punk, and a wide-eyed innocent,’ writes Sarah Hepola for the
Austin Chronicle. Maclean says she likes the
protagonist for his understanding and tenderness: ‘There’s
nothing cynical or ironic about him at all … he just says what
he feels in the moment.’ — SVBGo there>>

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