Jesus Christ Superstar

Norman Jewison · 1973
108min · DCP
  • Sunday, Mar 31, 2024, 5:30pm

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Adapted from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Broadway rock opera, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR recounts the last days of Jesus Christ (Ted Neeley) from the perspective of Judas Iscariot (Carl Anderson), his betrayer. As Jesus's following increases, Judas begins to worry that Jesus is falling for his own hype, forgetting the principles of his teachings and growing too close to the prostitute Mary Magdalene (Yvonne Elliman). After Jesus has an outburst in a temple, Judas turns on him.

Please note: This one-off screening is exempt from our masked matinee policy. Though still encouraged, masks are not required for this showing.

“A bright and sometimes breathtaking retelling of the rock opera of the same name… Jewison, a director of large talent, has taken a piece of commercial shlock and turned it into a Biblical movie with dignity. Individual moments have such beauty and grace that you’re afraid to think of the pains that must have been necessary to get them.” Roger Ebert