95 Theses (95thesesfilm.com) is a documentary film project that coincides with the 500th anniversary of the symbolic start of the Protestant Reformation. Instead of telling Martin Luther’s whole biographical story, the film incorporates interviews with theologians of different faith traditions, from Catholic to Anglican to Presbyterian to Lutheran. The 500th anniversary is really about Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses on October 31, 1517 – so, resisting the evangelical fanfare of other films for the occasion, this one focuses on the document itself, and asks what it can tell us 500 years later. Combining lush cinematography from Germany, with rapid-fire footage of today’s social and religious movements, this unique film includes original music by experimental hip-hop artist Black Saturn, mashed up with styles ranging from cyberpunk to J.S. Bach. 95 Theses asks questions we can’t ignore, and takes a hard look at who we’ve become. Please sign up for e-mail updates and follow on Facebook to get notified when this independent film by H. Paul Moon is ready to watch on a variety of platforms in 4K resolution: YouTube, Amazon and Vimeo.
Apart from the edited film, its interactive Web site also includes more than four hours of uncut footage, indexed by topic and expert, at THE COMPLETE INTERVIEWS. There and now, before the film’s release, you can navigate through the central moments and topics of the Protestant Reformation’s origin. It is the most thorough interactive multimedia web resource of its kind available today on this subject.
Excerpts from the film
Selected stills
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