The Redeemer

Directed by: Constantine S. Gochis

DOUBLE FEATURE!

Come for THE REDEEMER, stay for LOVE, LUST & VIOLENCE! 

Technically, The Redeemer is about an angry preacher who sets up a fake class reunion for a group of “immoral” people so he can brutally kill them for their sins, but that summary doesn't begin to explain the weird and almost avant-garde nature of so much of the film. From its opening scene in which a pubescent boy walks out of a large pond and boards a school bus, to the often dream-like quality of the extensive stalking sequences, and even the film's pounding electronic score, The Redeemer feels like it's an art film competing with a genre film. (D: Constantine S. Gochis, 1976, 84 min., 16mm)

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