The Leticia Jarvis Art Films Series
THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT begins with one simple conceit: God exists, and He’s a jerk. He lives in a high-rise apartment in Brussels and never gets out of His pajamas. He takes sadistic delight in dreaming up new “laws” to torment humanity, and He’s a petty tyrant to his wife and ten year-old daughter, Ea.
Like her brother before her, Ea has had enough of her Father’s abuse and when she spies the right opportunity, she hacks into His computer and leaks to the entire world—by text message—the only thing He has over them: their inevitable death date.
Ea, after escaping and with her Father in pursuit, gathers apostles and writes her own New Testament to try to fix the mess her Father has made of humanity. Her six apostles —a one-armed woman, a sex maniac, a killer, a woman who has been left by her husband, an office worker, and a gender dysphoric child—learn to celebrate life and love, and provide us with Jaco Van Dormael’s dark, witty and eccentric answer to the loaded question: what would you do if you knew exactly how much time you had left to live?
4pm and 7pm
1711 Main Street
Napa CA, 94559
Tickets are $10
About The Leticia Jarvis
Art Films Series
With access to the very latest films as well as older classics, Ms. Jarvis will choose films not otherwise available to Napa audiences. And your suggestions are welcome! Besides films, she will be able to choose from the best operas currently available.
Tickets will be available at the door of the Conservatory Theater the evening of the event. Pricing for Art Films is $10 and for operas $20.
THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT
Directd by Jaco Van Dormael