Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Spike Lee, the old guard of black indie filmmaking, gets his mojo back with this classy, urbane, bloodsucking art film that is a beauty to behold. Sophisticated, demented, eerie, erotic--prepare to be shocked and flabbergasted.
(Photo courtesy of Marc Bond)
Stephen Tyrone Williams and Zaraah Abrahams co-star in Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
The root of the script is Bill Gunn's 1973 blaxploitation film, Ganja & Hess. Lee takes some liberties, but Gunn's stable, jaded storytelling holds its own 40 years later. An anthropologist, Dr. Hess Greene (Stephen Tyrone Williams), is stabbed by an art curator, Dr. Hightower (Elvis Nolasco), with an Ashanti artifact. Mysteriously that event changes his drink of choice to hemoglobin, and he prefers the brand that runs through women's veins.
Greene, a wealthy erudite man, alternates his time between a swank New York apartment and a tony house in Martha's Vineyard, where he has a "Man Friday," Seneschal (Rami Malek, Ain't Them Bodies Sai
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