Jesus of Nazareth - Film History Livestream - Epic 6.5 Hour Miniseries
Jesus of Nazareth: Four Part Film History Livestream (Dec. 18-21)! Hosted by Robert Kelleman – Dallas-Texas History & Culture
Happy holidays! Join us for our latest film history livestream: Jesus of Nazareth.
Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 British-Italian epic film and television drama serial directed by Franco Zeffirelli and co-written by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi d’Amico which dramatizes the birth, life, ministry, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. It stars Robert Powell as Jesus, and features an all-star cast of actors, including eight who had won or would go on to win Academy Awards: Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Quinn, Rod Steiger, James Earl Jones, and Peter Ustinov.
Some scenes were added in the writing of the screenplay, with some characters (such as Zerah) added to the film for brevity or dramatic effect. Jesus of Nazareth depicts Judas Iscariot as a well-intentioned man initially, but later as a dupe of Zerah’s who betrays Jesus largely as a result of Zerah’s false platitudes and pretexts. However, in accordance with the Gospels, the film depicts Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea as sympathetic members of the Sanhedrin. Many of the miracles of Jesus, such as the changing of water into wine at the wedding at Cana, the transfiguration, and the calming of the storm, are not depicted, although Jesus’ healing of Jairus’ daughter, the blind man and the crippled woman on the Sabbath, the feeding of the multitude, and the raising of Lazarus from the dead are presented here.
Jesus of Nazareth – Film Trailer & Info (IMDB)
Jesus of Nazareth
For our film history programs we provide an overview of the film: historical context, plot summary, things to look for, accuracy, etc., and then stream the entire film.
We’ll then livestream/screen the complete 6-hour and 22-minute film in four sections over four consecutive nights: Monday, December 20 – Thursday, December 23
Monday = Part 1
Tuesday = Part 2
Wednesday = Part 3
Thursday = Part 4
Each section will last between 90 and 120 minutes.
By signing up you are welcome to join us for any or all of the four sections.
During the screening you are welcome to join your fellow participants in a live online discussion of the film via Zoom.
Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organizations Washington, DC History & Culture and Dallas-Texas History & Culture.
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Your hosts for this program are Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organizations Dallas-Texas History & Culture and Washington, DC History & Culture.
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