Three Christs

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Three Christs
Three Christs poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jon Avnet
Produced by Daniel Levin
Molly Hassell
Jon Avnet
Aaron Stern [1]
Screenplay by
Based on The Three Christs of Ypsilanti
by Milton Rokeach
Music by Jeff Russo
Cinematography Denis Lenoir
Edited byPatrick J. Don Vito
  • Brooklyn Films
  • Highland Film Group
  • Narrative Capital
Distributed by IFC Films
Release date
  • September 12, 2017 (2017-09-12)(TIFF)
  • January 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)(United States)
CountryUnited States
Box office$37,788 [2] [3]

Three Christs is a 2017 American drama film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Jon Avnet and based on Milton Rokeach's nonfiction book The Three Christs of Ypsilanti . It screened in the Gala Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. [4] [5] [6] It was released in theaters and on VOD by IFC Films on January 10, 2020. [7] The film is also known as: Three Christs of Ypsilanti, The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, Three Christs of Santa Monica, and The Three Christs of Santa Monica. [8]



The film is an adaptation of The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, [9] Rokeach's 1964 book-length psychiatric case study of three patients whose paranoid schizophrenic delusions cause each of them to believe he is Jesus Christ. [10]



Three Christs began filming in New York in the summer of 2016. [11] Three short scenes, shot in downtown Ypsilanti, were included in the film.


Critical response

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 43% approval rating based on 46 reviews, with an average rating of 5.17/10. [12]

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