Monday, August 17, 2009

Nacho Libre

What: As Mormon filmmaker Jared Hess promotes his upcoming movie, Gentlemen Broncos, The New Yorker revels in Hess's past religious cinematic delights.

Quote: "When the DVD [for Napoleon Dynamite] came out, in 2006, I reviewed it for the magazine, and referred to the story’s religious context. I also wondered whether Hess’s next movie would address his religious ideas more explicitly; . . . Imagine my delight when, a month later, “Nacho Libre” came out: it is, as I discuss in the clip below, one of the strangest and most personal American movies ever made about religion."

Reaction: Nacho Libre was indeed a rare Holywood comedy that fully incorporated religion without mocking it.


  1. wow that movie looks utterly bizzare

  2. I can't wait for Gentleman Broncos-ainous.