Marjoe (2000)

Marjoe Gortner, today known primarily for his acting roles in B-movies, was at one time a boy faith healer and evangelist. Wildly popular in the American South, he could fill huge tent revival meetings with his promises of eternal salvation… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 2000
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2006
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Stephen Holden
New York Times

For many complicated reasons, fundamentalist Christianity in America doesn't look the same today as it did in 1972, when Marjoe won the Academy Award for best documentary.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

A portrait of interior disconnect between authentic faith and cynical disillusionment.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

In 1972, Sarah Kernochan and Howard Smith's Marjoe was enough of an eye-opening sensation to make news of itself and Oscar winners of its creators.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

This extraordinary documentary shows Marjoe back in the pulpit for an expose of the church-and-tent revival circuit.

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Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

Especially entertaining is this con man's exposing all the tricks of the trade, from how he healed confederates feigning illnesses to the special gestures and vocal cadences designed to hypnotize his gullible followers.

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Jim Hunter
A grown up child faith-healer reveals the schemes and deceptions of his trade. Inside the brain of a con artist, this documentary is everything that's good… More