"Do you think they are doing this because he is black?" asks Mary (Debbi Morgan) as nervous Pharisees and occupying Romans fed up with constant Judean unrest form a pragmatic alliance to squash the nascent cult growing around her son, itinerant preacher Jesus of Nazareth (Jean-Claude La Marre). "No," replies her husband, Joseph. "They're doing it because he's the Messiah." Promoted as controversial because it depicts Jesus of Nazareth as a man of color and centuries of European religious teaching notwithstanding, it defies reason that he was anything else this pious, low-key religious film chronicles the last 48 hours of Jesus' life, the same period dep...