Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus

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Searching For the Wrong-Eyed Jesus
Searching For the Wrong-Eyed Jesus Cover
Searching For the Wrong-Eyed Jesus Cover
Directed by Andrew Douglas[1]
Written by Steve Haisman
Music by Jim White
Release date
  • 2003 (2003)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus is a 2003 documentary film about the American South starring Jim White. Commissioned by the BBC,[2] it documents the intersection of country music and Christianity in the United States. It was inspired by White's similarly titled album The Mysterious Tale of How I Shouted Wrong-Eyed Jesus.[3][4]

The film was directed and photographed by Andrew Douglas, written by Steve Haisman, and edited by Michael Elliot. It was executive-produced by Steve Golin and Anthony Wall, and features the music of Jim White, Johnny Dowd, The Handsome Family, David Eugene Edwards of 16 Horsepower, Rev. Gary Howlington, The Singing Hall Sisters, David Johansen, Melissa Swingle and Lee Sexton. It also features the author Harry Crews.


Jim White Presents: Music from Searching For the Wrong-Eyed Jesus[edit]

In 2005, an official soundtrack to the film was released, containing the following songs.

Wrong Eyed Jesus Official Soundtrack[5]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Everything Was Stories" Harry Crews 0:28
2. "Still Waters" Jim White 6:36
3. "My Sister's Tiny Hands" The Handsome Family 3:27
4. "Crossbones Style" Cat Power 4:32
5. "The Last Kind Words" David Johansen, Larry Saltzman 4:10
6. "The Wound That Never Heals" Jim White 4:25
7. "Wayfaring Stranger" David Eugene Edwards 3:30
8. "Small Town" Jim White 0:21
9. "Black Soul Choir" 16 Horsepower 3:09
10. "Little Maggie" Lee Sexton 2:28
11. "First There Was" Johnny Dowd, Maggie Brown 5:02
12. "Coo Coo Bird" Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson 2:32
13. "Amazing Grace" Melissa Swingle 2:05
14. "Christmas Day" Jim White 7:11
15. "Essential Truth" Jim White 1:19

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus". IMDb. 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ Kermode, Mark (June 27, 2004). "Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved October 6, 2009. 
  3. ^ Felperin, Leslie (December 17, 2003). "Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus". Variety. Reed Business Information. Retrieved October 6, 2009. 
  4. ^ Crust, Kevin (July 29, 2005). "Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Archived from the original on August 7, 2007. Retrieved October 6, 2009. 
  5. ^ Christopher Monger, James (2014). "Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus". Allmusic. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 

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