Electric Jesus

Electric Jesus

Production Credits:

Director/Writer: Chris White; Producers: Chris White, Emily Reach White

Film Length:

107 minutes


A short time of discussion will follow.


When a flashy promoter (played by Brian Baumgartner, The Office) sells sound man Erik (Andrew Eakle) and his favourite local Christian hair metal band, “316,” on the promise of a bus tour in the summer of 1986, their desire to “make Jesus famous” meets the complexities and confusion of personal ambition, religious conviction, youthful zeal, lifelong friendships, and first love. Writer/director Chris White wears his heart on his sleeve in this hilarious and often wistful semi-autobiographical love letter to a time just before — or perhaps during — the loss of innocence (for both the characters and the church culture of which they were a part). Following in the tradition of the very best coming-of-age stories, Electric Jesus evokes both the pain and delight of the past and leaves one to wonder, “What was all that really about anyway?”

Show Times:

  • February 26 7:00 pm

    Screening duration:

    150 minutes