Contributing Writer; Toronto, Canada (@triflic)
While not exactly the Spike Lee vampire flick we were looking for, this hyper-indie 'joint' looks to bust the relatively cool streak the director has been on from the 2008 big budget (Disney!) war and religion tale The Miracle at St. Anna to the recent Oldboy remake.

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus looks to shake things up in a big way, being told on just the kind of small-but-still-big canvas that the director excels at, and in an indie mode (Kickstarter + $10K from Steven Soderbergh got this made in 16 days) such that he can get away with just about anything. Could this be his Chungking Express?  Maybe.

The trailer has a lot of stuff going on at once: addiction, class, race, sex, murder, but all of it very is very compelling. 

Dr. Hess Green (Stephen Tyrone Williams) becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient Afrian artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower (Zaraah Abrahams) that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status in our seemingly sophisticated society. 

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is getting a day & date release (theatrical and iTunes) on February 13th, 2015.
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