Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher
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(Jan 01, 2006)
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Loved it. David di Sabatino is the premier historian of the Jesus Movement, having more copiously researched this unique event more than any other. He was the one to do this project. He meticulously reveals who Lonnie was and how he was treated, framing his story within the larger thematic genre of Biblical literature.
This film is about the guy who comes the closest to being the founding father of the Jesus Movement. It was due to him that Calvary Chapel and Vineyard exist at all. He was there not only on the nights when the Spirit came down initially in those two churches, back when they were an Assembly of God and a Calvary respectively, but he was the impetus for their growth and the movement of the Spirit. He was the evangelist, healer, and exorcist of those churches- not Chuck Smith or John Wimbur, for all the good that they did do. He was there at Fuller Seminary the night Peter Wagner first realized about Signs and Wonders. This movie describes the power that flowed through Lonnie, which even the skeptics couldn't deny. People wary of charlatans were impressed at how the presence of the Holy Spirit was palpable when Lonnie was present.
As the film's website asks, What do you do when the founder of your church turns out to be gay? What do you do when the impetus of the growth of your movement struggles with bitterness and doesn't seem to care about working on a healthy relationship with his wife? What do you do when a man obviously filled with the Holy Spirit dies of AIDS? This is the story the movie addresses.Read more ›
I really enjoyed the first three-quarters of this movie, even though there are some very significant events that the movie leaves out or glosses over. The film style is disjointed, and the soundtrack is very loud when the music is playing and too soft when people are speaking; we had to keep toggling the volume. Still, the footage and photographs are phenomenal and the movie manages to show only authentic time period images for almost all (all?) of the non-interview footage. Then, at a point near the end of the movie, it's almost like somebody flicks a switch and suddenly the message of the film - and supposedly of Lonnie's life - is implied to be that the Christian church needs to consider embracing homosexual behavior as normal. I find this very unfortunate because neither Lonnie nor most of his associates would have agreed with such a conclusion. The film could have been very good without bringing in activists and selectively editing interviews in what appears to be a bid to produce controversy over this issue.
Some of the things which were left out of this movie are as stunning as the things that were included.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I must point out that one needs to back up a little and view this account from a larger scale. Lonnie's life, unfortunately, is always viewed from the prism of a "timeline". Read morePublished on August 21, 2008 by R. Schneblin
Gosh, I just found out about Lonnie Frisbee last week, and now I know quite a lot about him. I've watched his funeral on YouTube, I've watched this video, and everything I can... Read morePublished on May 10, 2008 by So. Calif book reader
I found the movie moving and provocative. I heard Frisbie in 1971 speaking at Calvary Chapel. I remember the revival going on there and the excitement. Read morePublished on January 22, 2008 by Dennis McCallum
If this video doesn't convince you that you know next to nothing about who and where GOD will use anybody HE chooses, then nothing will.
I highly recommend this video.
I am STILL a Jesus Freak (have been since 1972). I enjoyed this movie because it brought up some vital points about what being Born Again really mean. Read morePublished on June 21, 2007 by Bookworm
I was part of the Jesus movement back then, only I was from Tucson, AZ. I met many of the people from Calvary Chapel, Mansion Messiah, etc. and we visited back and forth. Read morePublished on April 21, 2007 by Lelaine