Harry Crews and Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus

The sad news came down today that Harry Crews, one of my favorite authors, passed away. He was a passionate man who’s writing made me love and accept parts of the South, warts and all. One of my greatest regrets was not going to the University of Florida just to take a class with him. He wrote because he had to, but he bullshitted no one about the work, time, and blood that goes into writing.


To honor Harry, I wish I could find the full length version of Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus. I can’t, but I can share this excerpt with Crews walking dirt roads and extolling on the importance of stories. Find the whole film. Buy it. It will reward you. I list it as one of my 50 favorite documentaries.

Harry Crews in “Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus”