Academic journal article Journal of Religion and Film

Resurrection Slope

Academic journal article Journal of Religion and Film

Resurrection Slope

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Directed by Tamara Feldman

(Slamdance: Narrative Short)

Resurrection Slope is the name of the hillside on which the boy's mother is buried. She was an alcoholic who thought that she might be a country/western singing star. The boy loved her dearly and wanted to be just like her. His father is absent and he longs to be with his mother, even though she often ignores him to try to meet her own needs. The mother knows that she is not being a good parent-she can't help focusing on her own needs. Finally she says to her absent son: "I'm doing this for you." She then puts the gas pedal to the floor and drives offinto oblivion. The boy is leftwith his father, a cruel father that does not want his own son-also an alcoholic lout. But, in the end of the movie, the boy is resurrected. Or, is it the mother that is resurrected? Resurrection Slope is an interesting comment on death, life after death, and resurrection. …

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