Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Jon Avnet|
|Produced by|| Daniel Levin |
|Based on|| The Three Christs of Ypsilanti |
by Milton Rokeach
|Music by||Jeff Russo|
|Edited by||Patrick J. Don Vito|
|Distributed by||IFC Films|
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.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.
The film is an adaptation of The Three Christs of Ypsilanti,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.
Three Christs began filming in New York in the summer of 2016.Three short scenes, shot in downtown Ypsilanti, were included in the film.
The film had its world premiere in the Gala Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.It was released in theaters and on VOD by IFC Films on January 10, 2020. It was released on Shout Factory on June 16, 2020.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 43% based on 46 reviews, with an average rating of 5.20/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Three Christs is far from an unholy mess, but this fact-based drama forsakes its talented cast with a disappointingly facile treatment of genuinely interesting themes."On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 39 out of 100, based on 19 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".
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