Completed in 1996, this surreal and politically prescient film deconstructs the language of religious and economic America, finding artistic alternatives within the ethos of art. Faith of Our Fathers follows a cynical stranger who gives a lesson in capitalism's brutal nature to a naïve young man lost at the bottom of the American dream. Shot in black and white and color, and beginning with an artist/interviewer whose authorship of the narrative vies with that of the young man, we watch as an ever-increasing distance is revealed between dreams and truth, spiritual innocence and manipulative propaganda. Moving alongside this darkness is the life of art. The artist/interviewer questions the status quo and his search reveals not only the listless mandate of our faith, but the reflection and creativity to overcome it.
Rigorous, profound, and highly absurdist. --Thomas Harris, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival
An excellent first feature... an 'independent work' in the best sense of the word. --Rob Tregenza, Cinema Parallel
A real talent as far as capturing the idea that lyricism is formed from both the lovely and the bleak... A real and palpable sensitivity... An underlying sense of grace. --Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, critic