Protestants: Christ in Grease Paint

The problem of making an impression on the message-saturated egos of World's Fair visitors has turned Flushing Meadow into an outpost of Madison Avenue. Like many other exhibitors, the Protestant Council of the City of New York wanted something that would really attract attention to its $3,000,000 pavilion with its theme: "Jesus Christ, the Light of the World." Its choice, a 22-minute film called Parable, may get the council more attention than it bargained for.

Parable is basically an art film that got religion. All in pantomime, it opens with a gaudy circus parade moving through a wooded countryside. "Into...

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