“Christ in the City” is a fish out of water comedy in response to "The Passion." Jesus returns to see "The Passion," and is shocked to discover that instead of focusing on his life and teachings, people are focusing on his death and suffering; things he would rather forget. Exiting the theater, he realizes that he has arrived on Earth right before the “Shabbos" resulting in a frantic search for a synagogue before sundown. His efforts are disrupted by a curmudgeonly priest, who demands that Jesus reveal his Second Coming, whether he wants to or not."A Wonderful Debut to a Promising Career" - Barbara DeFina, Producer
"Goodfellas" "Casino""A witty, intelligent and timely comedy in the tradition of Woody
Allen" - Cynthia Lucia, Editor of Cineaste Film Magazine."Smart Original and Funny!" - Grace Guggenheim, 4 Time Academy Award
Winning Producer.“In this hilarious satire, Jesus returns to earth only to see that his message has been changed almost beyond recognition.” – Canada Free Press
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
The Writer/Director, Yitz Brillant, is a graduate film student at Columbia University and also attended University of Southern California's Graduate School of Cinema and Television. He received his B.A. in Speech and Drama from Yeshiva University, and is one of the winners of the national Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship. He was also recently offered membership to the NY Friar's Club. He has worked in Development and Distribution for Academy Award winning filmmakers Charles and Grace Guggenheim ("A Time for Justice") and Academy Award winning June Beallor (Steven Spielberg's "The Last Days"), Mirimax's PaperClips, and Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation.