This town features the longest-running passion play in America to which tens of thousands of the faithful flock every year. Jesus Town, USA chronicles the passion of the townspeople that goes into each production, and some interviews with the folksy subjects make this place seem like the strangest and squarest place on Earth. Folks observe cows for fun, they quote scripture at whim, and the extent of their local fine dining is a Whataburger. The film surprises, though, by revealing that this traditional town isn't all Old Testament: it's actually quite progressive(ish) when faith is put to the test.
Rating: ★★★½ (out of ★★★★★)
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