Film: Prayer to a Vengeful God

Drugs, silence, agony, and fittingly vengeance are at the heart of Dan Eberle’s new film, Prayer to a Vengeful God, which hits theaters October 8th.  The film is a raw and guttural look at the nature of revenge and with nearly no dialogue it might be best compared to a European art house interpretation of David Fincher’s Fight Club with less social commentary and more personal angst.

In addition to producing the film, Eberle directs and plays the main character, John Krause, an average man who has his world taken away from him after a home invasion which leads to the death of his wife Jennifer (Jennifer Farrugia) and months in a coma.   He later descends into the New York drug underworld in an attempt to find retribution for his wife’s death and learns how tough the life, and vengeance, can be.

The score by Bob Hart fits the visuals to a tee, not surprising considering Eberle spent years as a jazz guitarist before getting involved in film, and the film is at its essence a visual poem.  The content may not be for everyone but the harsh unrelenting tone of the film leaves a definite impact.  The film an official selection of The Royal Flush Film Festival which will present a showing at 7PM on Thursday, October 14th at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn.

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About Tim Needles

Tim Needles is an artist, photographer, humorist, and writer from Long Island, NY. His writing and art work has been seen in multiple exhibitions and publications around New York as well as the Photographer’s Forum, French Photo, the New York Times, and LI Pulse magazine. He is also an educator and currently teaches art and film at Smithtown, NY and as an Education Leader for Adobe. He was recently the recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Award in Washington DC and serves as the director of Strictly Students, a non-for-profit group for media and education. His work can be seen on his website: www.timneedles.com
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