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95 Theses

"95 Theses" ( is a short documentary that coincides with the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Instead of telling Martin Luther’s whole biography, the independent film features interviews with theologians from different faith traditions. The 500th anniversary is really about Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses on October 31, 1517 – so, resisting the evangelical fanfare of other films for the occasion, this one focuses on the document itself, and asks what it can tell us 500 years later. Combining lush cinematography from Germany, with rapid-fire footage of today's social and religious movements, this unique film includes original music by experimental hip-hop artist Black Saturn, mashed up with styles ranging from cyberpunk to J.S. Bach.

  • H. Paul Moon
    Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
  • Carl Trueman, Ph.D.
    Key Cast
  • Timothy Wengert, Ph.D.
    Key Cast
  • Phillip Cary, Ph.D.
    Key Cast
  • Michael Root, Ph.D.
    Key Cast
  • John Nunes, Ph.D.
    Key Cast
  • Black Saturn
    Original Music
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    History, Religion, Society
  • Runtime:
    60 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - H. Paul Moon

H. Paul Moon ( is a filmmaker whose body of work includes short and feature-length documentaries, dance films, and experimental cinema, featured and awarded at over a hundred film festivals worldwide. He has taught documentary editing at Docs In Progress as an Adobe Certified Expert, and serves as adjunct professor at George Mason University's Film and Video Studies program. He also manages a network of online communities at that keeps pace with new camera technologies. He worked as a small camera specialist for a Paramount feature film starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and as cinematographer for director Josephine Decker’s film in "collective:unconscious" that debuted at the South by Southwest Festival. Recent films include "Sitka: A Piano Documentary" ( about the craftsmanship of Steinway pianos, and "Quartet for the End of Time" ( about Olivier Messiaen’s transcendent WWII composition, that premiered on the commemorative date and at the place where the imprisoned composer first debuted his work. Moon's latest film, a feature-length documentary about the life and music of American composer Samuel Barber ( recently premiered on PBS, and he is currently finishing another documentary feature about Western folklife, cowboy poetry, and the American frontier ( Excerpted poetry films from that project have appeared in museum exhibitions, and numerous film festivals, leading up to the feature film's completion.

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