What Would Jesus Buy – About the Film

What Would Jesus Buy

What Would Jesus Buy? follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir as they go on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse: the end of mankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt!

From producer Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME) and director Rob VanAlkemade comes a serious docu-comedy about the commercialization of Christmas.  Bill Talen (aka Reverend Billy) was a lost idealist who hitchhiked to New York City only to find that Times Square was becoming a mall. Spurred on by the loss of his neighborhood and inspired by the sidewalk preachers around him, Bill bought a collar to match his white caterer’s jacket, bleached his hair and became the Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping. Since 1999, Reverend Billy has gone from being a lone preacher with a portable pulpit preaching on subways, to the leader of a congregation and a movement whose numbers are well into the thousands.


5 thoughts on “What Would Jesus Buy – About the Film

  1. I saw this at Cornerstone, they screened it and the demand for it was so high they ended up showing it twice.

    It’s really, really good.

    Unfortunately the closest place to here it’s showing is about 6 hours away in Chicago…

    I contacted Rev. Billy about trying to do a screening here, he said he’d check on it and never got back to me, so i guess it didn’t work out.

    Are you familiar with Ecclesia Collective’s Make Something Day?

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