An Evening with Billy Crudup, featuring Jesus’ Son
- Directed by: Alison Maclean
- USA/Canada, 1999, 107 minutes
- Rated R
His name is FH, but that’s just short for “F**khead.” As one of the most sympathetic screw-ups in years, FH (Billy Crudup in one of his greatest roles) careens through the drug subculture of the 1970s and tries to make sense of the mutually destructive passion he shares with the dazzling Michelle (Samantha Morton). He is also an angel wannabe, who believes he can save people from fate, or at least themselves. His failure at this endeavor has earned FH his colorful nickname and propels him through a series of strange encounters that will help point him towards a righteous life. Adapted from a collection of short stories from cult author Denis Johnson, JESUS’ SON is an intense, edgy, and often hilarious chronicle of a lost man who finds redemption and compassion in the uncertain hands of fate. A driving soundtrack, uniquely segmented narrative structure, and fine supporting cast—including Jack Black, Denis Leary, Holly Hunter, and Dennis Hopper—help make this stunningly original work and double award-winner at the 1999 Venice Film Festival truly “one of the best films of the year” (Roger Ebert).
Mr. Crudup will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.
General Admission tickets are available or you can buy a Backstage Pass, which includes the event, along with a meet & greet and photo opportunity afterwards. Please supply your own camera for the photo opportunity.