What Would Jesus Buy?

Nov 23, 2009

Saving Christmas from the $hopocalypse

Thursday, December 10, 7 p.m. at The Armory Center for the Arts

Attention holiday shoppers! Conscientious Projector invites you to join Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a barnstorming bus tour of the U.S.A. to free humankind from consumerism and break the bonds of eternal debt. What Would Jesus Buy?– an outrageous but serious-minded docu-comedy about the commercialization of Christmas–will be shown on Thursday, December 10, 7 p.m. at The Armory Center for the Arts.

Producer Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME) teams with performance artist/activist Bill Talen (Reverend Billy) and director Rob VanAlkemade to chronicle the satirical protest troupe’s cross-country mission to raise awareness of the impact of over-consumption on our lives, our world and our experience of gift-giving at what is supposed to be the most sacred time of the year. Bill McKibben, Rev. Jim Wallis and many other social critics serve as a Greek chorus as Reverend Billy and his cohorts take us through a journey of revival-style meetings, guerilla theater retail store interventions, corporate exorcisms and the most spontaneous Main Street Parade Disneyland has ever seen. Changeluia!

A community discussion will follow the film. Thanks to Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Theaters program for their support of this event. The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons. For more information, contact Marty Coleman at 626.792.4941 or visit

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