PARABLE (1964, USA, Rolf Forsberg)
Commissioned by the New York City Protestant Council of Churches for their 1964 World's Fair pavilion, this 22 minute clown-Christ circus allegory is better than you might expect, a film without dialogue that aims for something like Fellini or maybe Bresson. Controversial in its day – even the fair's director asked for it to be withdrawn! – the film was big in church rentals for the rest of the decade, and you can still find it through some mainline church media libraries.
LA STRADA, GODSPELL, STALKED, ANTKEEPER