Three Christs

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Three Christs
Three Christs poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJon Avnet
Produced byDaniel Levin
Molly Hassell
Jon Avnet
Aaron Stern[1]
Screenplay by
Based onThe Three Christs of Ypsilanti
by Milton Rokeach
Music byJeff Russo
CinematographyDenis Lenoir
Edited byPatrick J. Don Vito
  • Brooklyn Films
  • Highland Film Group
  • Narrative Capital
Distributed byIFC Films
Release date
  • September 12, 2017 (2017-09-12) (TIFF)
  • January 10, 2020 (2020-01-10) (United States)
CountryUnited States
Box office$37,788[2][3]

Three Christs is a 2017 American drama film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Jon Avnet and based on Milton Rokeach's nonfiction book The Three Christs of Ypsilanti. It screened in the Gala Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.[4][5][6] It was released in theaters and on VOD by IFC Films on January 10, 2020.[7] The film is also known as: Three Christs of Ypsilanti, The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, Three Christs of Santa Monica, and The Three Christs of Santa Monica.[8]


The film is an adaptation of The Three Christs of Ypsilanti,[9] Rokeach's 1964 book-length psychiatric case study of three patients whose paranoid schizophrenic delusions cause each of them to believe he is Jesus Christ.[10]



Three Christs began filming in New York in the summer of 2016.[11] Three short scenes, shot in downtown Ypsilanti, were included in the film.


Critical response[edit]

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 43% approval rating based on 46 reviews, with an average rating of 5.17/10.[12]


  1. ^ "Three Christs" Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  2. ^ "Three Christs (2019)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  3. ^ "Three Christs (2019)". The Numbers. Nash Information Services. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  4. ^ Pond, Steve (August 15, 2017). "Aaron Sorkin, Brie Larson, Louis CK Movies Added to Toronto Film Festival Lineup". The Wrap. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Toronto According to … Exec Daniel Levin" The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  6. ^ "Washington, Chastain, Gyllenhaal, Cumberbatch, Garfield & More Look For Oscar Boost At Toronto" Deadline. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  7. ^ Reimann, Tom (2019-11-25). "Watch the New Trailer for 'Three Christs' Starring Richard Gere and Peter Dinklage". Collider. Retrieved 2019-12-07.
  8. ^ "Turner Classic Movies - Three Christs". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  9. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (May 9, 2016). "Cannes: Richard Gere to Star in Jon Avnet's 'Three Christs'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  10. ^ "Julianna Margulies in Talks to Join ‘The Three Christs’ With Richard Gere" Variety. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  11. ^ Perkins, Tom (August 8, 2016). "'The Three Christs of Ypsilanti' starring Richard Gere filming in New York". The Ann Arbor News. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  12. ^ "THREE CHRISTS". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 16 January 2020.

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