PHOTO ESSAY // THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (1988)
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THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST
At the opening of Martin Scorsese's film version of Nikos Kazantzakis' novel "The Last Temptation of Christ," moviegoers at the Ziegfeld Theatre in Manhattan (as well as in other cities) were greeted by crowds of protesters.
On August 12, 1988, approximately 500 protesters stood outside as ticketholders for the sold-out shows waited to enter.
The New York Times reported that the General Cinema chain refused to show the film at any of its 1,300 theatres, as did several smaller chains in the South. The fundamentalist activist Rev. Donald Wildmon also threatened year-long boycotts against any theatre that showed it.
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