Corpus Christi - Virtual Cinema
Opens Mar 27, 2020
In response to the current crisis, Ragtag Cinema has—alongside theaters and businesses across the world—temporarily closed its doors. Filmmakers and distributors, too, have had to put their long-awaited releases on hold. During this time, we are doing everything we can to continue engaging our audiences and celebrating cinema.
Our friends at Film Movement have partnered with us to present a virtual theatrical experience. Together, we are proud to present Corpus Christi. Help support Film Movement, the filmmakers, and your local independent cinema. We will be running it just like our regular Ragtag programming — new
films run Friday through Thursday — and when a film's run is over, it's
gone! So don't hesitate to see it now.
ABOUT THE FILM:
After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration he has found Christ, and aspires to join the clergy — but his criminal record means no seminary will accept him. When Daniel arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town's new priest, and he sets about leading his newfound flock. Though he has no training, his passion and charisma inspire the community. At the same time, his unconventional sermons and unpriestly behavior raise suspicions among some of the townsfolk — even more so as he edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn't revealed in the confessional booth.
Anchored by a "dynamically physical, wild-eyed performance" (The
Hollywood Reporter) from newcomer Bartosz Bielenia, Corpus Christi is an
incisive, darkly humorous, and "engrossing exploration of faith, second
chances and the possibility of atonement" (Screen).