Friday, January 6, 2012

Today is Epiphany. Let's Celebrate with a Film

January 6th is the day that western churches designate as Epiphany, This date celebrates two things: The manifestation of Christ and the visit of the magi to the Christ child. Most will celebrate this Sunday.

Perhaps by coincidence, over at the NT Blog Mark Goodacre has announced that the 1912 movie The Star of Bethlehem is now available online. This is a 15 minute version of what was at one time a much longer film. It is of course a silent film with background music. But considering how new the technology and art of film making was in 1912, it is done quite well.

I teach a class on Jesus and film and enjoy watching the various interpretations of the Jesus story. There are a number of early Jesus films that were produced in the early 20th century, but they are often hard to get a hold of. Thanks to the wonder of the internet, many of them are now becoming more widely available. Thanks Marks!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting the video. Very enjoyable to watch.