"“I cringe a little bit when I think, 'Bible’ movie!”
This was writer/director Rodrigo Garcia’s response when asked about his movie, “Last Day in the Desert," releasing in theaters across the country.
Garcia, who grew up Catholic, says his story is about fathers and sons. His main character just happens to be Jesus, whom Garcia admits is “the most famous son of all time.”
Garcia calls him Yeshua, a name selected because, as he puts it, “the weight of the name Jesus is paralyzing!”
It’s the story from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke: Jesus in the desert fasting and praying for 40 days—his temptation by Satan resisted.
The movie is set in those final days in the wilderness, when Yeshua enters the lives of a family whom he significantly influences.
Engage with this Book of Books—in the impact of a story retold over the centuries!"