The only other rock album was u2s joshua tree an album depicting u2s vision of america. Fallen angel trailer the outlaw larry norman youtube. The outlaw larry norman a bible story by david di sabatino at the san jose film festival on march 1, 2009. The outlaw larry norman recounts the rise of the father of christian rock music as the rock n roll billy graham of the 1970s through to the height of success as the visionary behind solid rock records before a personal meltdown and subsequent fall from grace exiled him to the margins of the christian subculture he helped create. The outlaw larry norman a bible story by david di sabatino at the san jose film festival on march 1. Bandmate robb levin talks about scientology and its affect upon the band people. With this documentary, and his previous movie frisbee. But in a letter from 1981, a few months after his divorce, randy apologizes to sarah for hastily remarrying another woman, and then he goes on to express his hope that sarah would one day find happiness with someone, as she certainly deserves it. Needless to say, the movie is not your normal fare. The outlaw larry norman recounts the rise of the father of christian rock music as the rock n roll billy graham of the. The outlaw larry norman july 06, 2009 written by gregg brekke.
The film features alice faye, dana andrews, linda darnell and charles bickford. The united states library of congress has chosen larry norman s album only visiting this planet album to be deemed a national treasure. Larry norman might get the fame he wanted, but in the. The book is in some ways a counterpunch to the documentary fallen angel, which trashed larry norman. The truth about larry norman answering rumors and false.
Fallen angel is a 1981 madefortv film which explores pedophilia. It was directed by robert michael lewis, written by lew hunter, and stars dana hill, melinda dillon, richard masur, and ronny cox. This film will open at the belcourt theater in nashville, tn on april 20th at 6. Larry norman had passed away only the year before february 24th 2008 and here was a movie with a diabolic angle destroy the legacy of larry norman. Release dates 2 also known as aka 2 release dates usa 1 march 2009 cinequest film festival usa april 2009 newport beach international film festival also known as aka. The life and death of a hippie preacher filmmaker david di sabatino opens up the. Early screenings around the country have caused more than just a little online dustup between di sabatino and the family and followers of larry norman.
As a long time larry norman fan, it took me a while to watch this movie. Fallen angel recounts the rise and fall of larry norman, a rock n roll icon to the christian subculture. What i love about this honor bestowed upon larry is that the criteria for what music was chosen to be included in the library of congress had nothing to do with. To his credit, larry was on the front lines of a cultural battle against the traditional church and her antagonistic stance, for the most part, against. Fallen angel is a rock n roll epic of biblical proportions. The children stare at the camera and address a father figure theyre never likely to meet. When you stop to think about it, its very easy to dismantle someones legacy using the method david di sabatino employed in crafting fallen angel. The jesus people movement and its music excerpt from fallen angel documentary duration.
A response to rumors spread by the fallen angel film. Fallen angel recounts the rise and fall of larry norman, a rock n roll icon to the. The film included many interviews with figures close to larry norman including his first wife pamela newman, randy stonehill, terry scott taylor. The full story will appear here in a few days, including the audio recordings made with everyones knowledge at the solid rock offices in 1980, daniel amos lawyers threats to larry while the band was trying to wrangle their way out of their obligations to word records and solid rock, and larry. The movie centers on his establishment of solid rock records in the mid1970s and culminates with his death in early 2008. If i were a struggling playwright in the first century who had decided to destroy the legacy of the recently ascended jesus of nazareth, i could do it simply by using the di sabatino method with apologies to albert goldman. It was the last film faye made as a major hollywood star and she did not make another film until state fair 1962. The outlaw larry norman is an ulracontraversial documentary by filmmaker david di sabatino. The outlaw larry norman in nashville where the movie spawned about an hour long discussion. Those norman fanatics who dismiss the evidence and instead mount virulent attacks on the fallen angel documentary and its director show that they too carry flaws which need healing. Fallen angel is a 1945 blackandwhite film noir directed by otto preminger, with cinematography by joseph lashelle, who had also worked with preminger on laura a year before. Larry norman had passed away only the year before february 24th 2008 and here was a movie with a.
And from the brutally rude tirades in defence of his work it seems di sabatino too needs to allow gods grace and forgiveness to get to work. Told mainly from the perspective of those who worked with him and loved him during the height of his success, feel the power of the music he created as refracted through the inconsistencies of the life he led. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. A parody by allen flemming of david di sabatinos film fallen angel. Gallery soundtrack store jester media press press press. The fallen angel movie implies that randys wife sarah ran off with larry norman. Controversial new doc fallen angel profiles larry norman. Ultimately, a personal meltdown and subsequent fall from grace would exile him to the margins of the christian subculture he helped. Larry norman was the engine for an entire genre of music known as contemporary christian music or ccm. He died on february 24, 2008 in salem, oregon, usa. These are the orphaned children who populate the city of angeles in the philippines, and their stories are told in the new documentary fallen angels produced by rt docs most of these young children share a common origin. It is a greenepstein production in association with columbia pictures television. Larry norman was born on april 8, 1947 in corpus christi, texas, usa as larry david norman. In our world, where the genre of contemporary christian music outsells both classical and jazzblues formats, and praise bands with drums and guitars appear in many of the even the more traditional.
This is a tough story and leaves the viewer somewhat emotionally drained. The outlaw larry norman recounts the rise of the father of christian rock music as the rock n roll billy graham of the 1970s through the height of success as the visionary behind solid rock record. This is a film that both larry norman and his crazy family do not want you to see. An exfiancee speaks openly about larry norman youtube. The outlaw larry norman times favorite theater button overview. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing fallen angel.1138 1334 665 382 55 166 1460 557 1591 482 780 1384 709 174 398 626 1428 54 39 145 1094 1084 1124 548 832 36 178 1129 514 160 403 357 819 1244 9 235