Director: Liam Lynch
Runtime: 70 minutes
TV Rating: TVMA
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Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic is a 2005 comedy written by Sarah Silverman, directed by Liam Lynch and distributed by Roadside Attractions.
The movie is a concert film consisting of 72 minutes of clips taken from Silverman’s previous stand-up show of the same name, interspersed with flashbacks and comedic sketches. Silverman addresses a number of topics, including religion, AIDS, The Holocaust, race, sexism, political parties, the disabled, the homeless, and dwarves. Silverman also performs several original songs in the film.
The film was released November 11, 2005 in eight theatres. Receiving positive reviews, it made just under $125,000 during opening weekend. Its performance led to an expanded release in as many as 57 theatres, resulting in a box office take of more than $1.2 million. The movie was released on DVD on June 6, 2006 in the United States, June 13 in Canada, and October 13, 2008 in the United Kingdom. A soundtrack CD was also released featuring most of the musical numbers, excerpts from Silverman’s stand-up comedy, and several additional non-movie songs.