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Date: Tuesday, 11-Sep-2012 09:22:47
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The controversial documentary film "Caesar's Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus" premieres at the Laemmle Music Hall Theater, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Friday September 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and will run through October 4th.
The documentary, by filmmakers Fritz Heede and Nijole Sparkis, is based on the best-selling book of the same name by author Joseph Atwill, an internationally known Bible scholar who discovered that the Flavian Caesars of Rome in the first century created the Gospels as a political tool to quell the Jewish rebellion and create pacifistic followers throughout their empire. The film interviews seven Bible scholars who present convincing evidence to support Atwill's thesis.
The most notable Bible scholar to appear in the film is Robert Eisenman, Director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Origins at California State University Long Beach. Eisenman led the campaign to open access to the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Atwill and Eisenman worked together on the dating of the Scrolls.
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