Admission Policy

Complimentary for Current Members

Guest (Non-Members)
at the door

Doors Open
9:00 AM

Screening Start
9:30 AM

Camelot Theatre's presents
"G.I. Jesus"
A Film on Iraq War
Coachella Valley Premiere


Thursday - August 9, 2007
Film Begins Promptly at 7:30 PM
Camelot Theatres
2300 Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA
Q&A following the film screening with Special Guests
Writer/Director, Carl
Colpaert; Producer, Lee Caplin;
Cinematographer, Frederic Goodich, ASC;
and Dr. David Kaminsky


G.I. JESUS is the story of a Mexican citizen, Jesus, who joins the Military to become a legal citizen of the United States. After returning from a tour of combat in Iraq, Jesus is shocked to find how much his Mexican wife and daughter have changed in his absence. He watches his American dream turn into a nightmare, as he struggles to hold his family together in a country obsessed with materialism and conspicuous consumption. Jesus soon learns that the true battle begins after the fighting stops. Provocative and intelligent, often humorous, G.I. JESUS portrays one family’s struggle to find a better life by crossing the border – back into Mexico!

“The exploitation of immigrant soldiers in the U.S. military and the personal and psychological costs of the Iraq war are only a few of the targets under attack in G.I. Jesus, an ambitious, topical satire that takes a harrowing and humorous look at a Mexican national's brief furlough from the frontlines...a bold...always intriguing piece of work... Colpaert also takes appropriate...aim at the military's recruitment of children and glorification of war, and even manages to knock President Bush and Donald Rumsfeld without uttering a word against them....effective incorporation of actual combat footage from Iraq...lends a hyper-real quality, suggesting a perilously thin line between the truth and one's worst
nightmares.”………Justin Chang, Variety

MPAA:  Rated R for language, some sexuality, nudity and violence.
Runtime:  100 min
Country:  USA

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