Review of Sermons and Sacred Pictures by J. Hoberman


The Village Voice, vol XXXIV  No. 49 December, 1989

Choices: Film by J. Hoberman

1989 Margaret Mead Film Festival

The first two days of this annual event include documentaries on Japanese war brides and Native American vets, Lapps and Papuans, Vienna remembering the Anschluss, and tourists in Yosemite.  Among the highlights: Arthur Dong’s Forbidden City, a portrait of a venerable San Francisco tourist attraction with all Asian entertainment, and Lynne Sachs’ Sermons and Sacred Pictures, which recycles the 50-year-old amateur films of a Memphis Baptist minister.

December 4 through 7, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street, 769-5305. (Hoberman)