Texas Focus: The Blood Of Jesus

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Texas Focus: The Blood Of Jesus
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Join the Bullock Museum for a screening of the Texas-shot film "The Blood of Jesus" as part of the Bullock's Texas Focus film series.

Filmed in Texas, Spencer Williams' "The Blood of Jesus," is a morality play about an angel and a devil fighting for a woman’s soul. It begins with a baptism and ends in bloody death near a cross — all scored to rousing gospel music.

Considered lost for years, "The Blood of Jesus" was discovered in a Tyler, Texas warehouse in the mid-1980s. Williams, who both wrote and directed "The Blood of Jesus", also starred in the film as Ras Jackson, a rogue who accidentally shoots his wife, Sister Martha, played by Cathryn Caviness. A devout woman and nearing death, Martha is pulled between forces that represent both heaven and hell.

Ticket prices are $3 for Bullock Museum members and students with a valid college or university ID and $5 for non-members.
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By: Bullock Texas State History Museum