Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The Groundhog Is Jesus

Michael Bronski, a film critic for The Forward who teaches a course in Jewish film history at Dartmouth, said he sees strong elements of not only Jewish but also Christian theology.  "The groundhog is clearly the resurrected Christ, the ever hopeful renewal of life at springtime, at a time of pagan-Christian holidays," he said, adding: "And when I say that the groundhog is Jesus, I say that with great respect."

-- Alex Kuczynski, on diverse interpretations of Groundhog Day (1993 film), in "Groundhog Almighty", New York Times, 7 December 2003

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