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Color of the Cross (2006)

Color of the Cross

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

October 27, 2006 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

85 min.

Studio

Nu-Lite Entertainment

Official Site

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Cast and Crew


Director

Jean Claude LaMarre

Producer

Rev. Cecil 'Chip' Murray, Jessie Levostre

Screenwriter

Jean Claude LaMarre

Starring

  • Jean Claude LaMarre
  • Debbi Morgan
  • David Gianopoulos
  • Elya Baskin
  • Ananda Lewis

Story


Nu-Lite Entertainment has finished production on a Christian-themed film entitled Color of the Cross. This powerful, epic film vividly portrays the last 48 hours of the life of Jesus Christ and challenges commonly held assumptions about Him. With moving performances from Jean-Claude LaMarre (Malcolm X) and Debbi Morgan (Woman Thou Art Loosed), this stirring film is a triumph!

The first depiction of Jesus as a black man, Color Of The Cross is also the first to suggest that the Crucifixion could have been racially motivated. A compelling script and astounding interpretations of The Bible make this daring masterpiece an achievement not to be missed. With its inspiring, unconventional approach to an emotionally volatile issue, Color of the Cross presents a fresh perspective on the history of Christianity and delivers as moving a portrait of His life as has ever been put to film!

By portraying Jesus as a black Jew, this movie may appear controversial to some. However, it stands to be the single most positive image of a black lead character in a film to date. This film will undeniably resonate in the hearts and minds of the black community and strike a cord of inspiration in the hearts of Christians of all ethnicities around the world.

Color of the Cross tells a story that is familiar to most. The movie addresses four areas: Jesus and his disciples, the state of mind of the Romans occupying Judea, the issues facing the Rabbis in the Sanhedrin, and the family life of Joseph, Mary and their remaining children as they were affected by Jesus' persecution.

The movie opens with Jesus and the disciples approaching Jerusalem for the Last Supper and the film unfolds with the events leading up to Jesus' capture and crucifixion. This extensively researched film remains true to Biblical and historical facts.

Shot on 35mm anamorphic film, Color of the Cross theatrical release is due in October 2006, distribution rights held by 20th Century Fox Entertainment and followed by the DVD release by 20th Century Fox Home Video Division who also released Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" on home video.

Color of the Cross is a Nu-Lite Entertainment production, and producers are Rev. Cecil "Chip" Murray, Kenneth Halsband, Jean Claude LaMarre, Executive Producers Lila Aviv, Marc Porterfield, and Jessie Levostre.

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“..has very little to offer dramatically or inspirationally..”
by Todd McCarthy [Variety]