USA | 1973 | 108 minutes | G


March 30th at 8pm (Screening at 9:30)

March 31st at 6:00pm (Screening at 7:30pm)

This Easter weekend, join DUMPSTER RACCOON CINEMA as it celebrates the launch of programmer Anthony Oliveira’s new book DAYSPRING with a special singalong/open stage extravaganza screening of Norman Jewison’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (1973)!!

Hot on the heels of its concept album release, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR was rocketed to cinemas by Canadian auteur Norman Jewison. With shocking high notes, spellbindingly tender performances, and its weird mixture of the ancient in modern, the film is a production that ranks among the greatest and most innovative of movie musicals. Shot in the deserts surrounding Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, and the Palestinian West Bank on a shoestring guerilla style with a busload of hippies, the film is a time capsule of late sixties Jesus Movement zeal and one of the pinnacles of the recently passed Jewison’s astonishing career.

This event will include a cavalcade of special guests including writer KAI CHENG THOM, ROWAN JETTE KNOX, a discussion and Q&A with author Anthony Oliveira, live drag performance, cocktails by the Shameful Tiki Room, and live open stage performances by YOU!! 

8pm – Book Launch Event:

Join Anthony Oliveira, Kai Cheng Thom and friends for this reading and launch!

9:30pm – Singalong Screening: 

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (1973) – with singalong captions + open stage!

6pm – Book Launch Event:

Join Anthony Oliveira, Rowan Jette Knox and friends for this reading and launch!

7:30pm – Singalong Screening: 

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (1973) – with singalong captions + open stage!


A singular, stunning debut that transcends and transfigures genre—at once a bold retelling of biblical tales and an unforgettable contemporary coming-of-age story, connected in collapsing time across millennia. There are few love stories in the holy books. Love is what ruins. Love is what costs. Love is a flaming sword at our backs, a garden left to ruin and to wild.

In Dayspring, Anthony Oliveira brings to vibrant, glorious life the gospel according to the disciple Christ loved—his companion in the days before the crucifixion, the only instrument that remembers with fidelity his sound. Sacred, profane, and rich with explicit desire and a poetic attention to form, Dayspring weaves electric and heart-wrenching stories of passion, grief, destruction, and survival into a narrative unmoored in space and time, one that re-examines and re-frames great and doomed figures from scripture and history, even as it casts its keen eye on the trials of modern life.

Seamlessly blending fiction, memoir, and verse, Dayspring is an immersive, mesmerizing work that wrenches beauty from cataclysm and finds bliss in apocalypse. 

Available numbers (for updates and to book, contact Anthony Oliveira via Twitter, Bluesky, or Instagram – @meakoopa):

  1. “Overture” – 5:26
  2. “Heaven On Their Minds” – 4:22
  3. “What’s The Buzz” – 2:36
  4. “Strange Thing Mystifying” – 1:52
  5. “Then We Are Decided” – 2:32
  6. “Everything’s Alright” – 3:36
  7. “This Jesus Must Die” – 3:45
  8. “Hosanna” – 2:55
  9. “Simon Zealotes” – 4:52
  10. “Poor Jerusalem” – 1:38
  11. “Pilate’s Dream” – 1:45
  12. “The Temple” – 5:26
  13. “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” – 3:55
  14. “Damned For All Time/Blood Money” – 4:37
  15. “The Last Supper” – 7:12
  16. “Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say)” – 5:39
  17. “The Arrest” – 3:15
  18. “Peter’s Denial” – 1:26
  19. “Pilate And Christ” – 2:57
  20. “King Herod’s Song” – 3:13
  21. “Could We Start Again Please?” – 2:44
  22. “Judas’ Death” – 4:38
  23. “Trial Before Pilate (Including the 39 Lashes)” – 6:47
  24. “Superstar” – 3:56

Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, Bob Bingham


Doors Open 30 Minutes Before Showtime.


General Admission: $17

Loyalty Members, Students & Seniors: $14

Individual/Family Members: FREE

Prices include taxes. All membership benefits are available.


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