Ganja & Hess | Shadowbox Studio | Screen: Special Showings | Indy Week
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When: Thu., Oct. 12, 7-10 p.m. 2017
Phone: 919-964-3940
Price: Free

Spike Lee's Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is about two people in love, and the ways in which their addictions inform their relationship and lives. Their addiction happens to be to blood. Yes, Jesus is Lee's take on the vampire flick, but one that has much more on its mind than gore, grappling with race, class, and religion. Lee takes his cues from Bill Gunn, screenwriter and director of 1973's Ganja & Hess, of which Jesus is a 2014 remake. The plots are mostly the same: Dr. Hess Green is stabbed by an ancient dagger, leaving him bloodthirsty and invincible. Then Ganja comes along, becoming his partner in crime. Lee's take is talkier, but Ganja packs as much punch. Gunn's film was initially shortened without his consent, but the Museum of Modern Art combined the surviving 35mm prints to reproduce the original, which you can see in all its glory at Shadowbox Studio this week. —Jake Parker

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