Author and comedian Owen Egerton, whose newest novel The Book of Harold: The Illegitimate Son of God is an irreverent take on a modern messiah, presents a finely curated (and probably blasphemous) collection of the most absurd God moments in pop culture history. From Christian rock bands invading high schools to Kirk Cameron condemning homosexuals in a post-rapture apocalypse to Willie Aames as the polyethylene packed superhero Bible Man, Owen presents religious followers and naysayers at their finest.
(According to a friendly acquaintance who has seen Best of God: "Owen is a charmer. He presents some hilarious clips that indict mindless religousness, while at the same time personally holding out the tiniest hope that there may be something bigger to strive for. The faithful may be offended and non-believers may come out with more respect for a the spiritual seekers. All will be entertained.")
Person after person tells harrowing tales of sexual harassment, rape, and violence. The women are further traumatized by an organization that protects the perpetrators while victims are accused of lying, humiliated, and even demoted while their rapists are never brought to justice. Many people leave the military with PTSD not from war but from rape. This is a horrifying film to watch, but you should see it and get furious.
*Todd Haynes atSundance ShortsLab, also featuring Lynn Shelton and Ben Kasulke, and previously gushed about here.