American Mythology

For a Halloween special, Buddha-killer E.J. Park shared with us this wonderful film of his, the story of a mystic Jew in search of the American dream. (He meets the devil along the way.)

Synopsis: A vérité portrait of Ari Lehman and his pursuit of fame. As a 13-year-old, Lehman portrayed the young Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th. Now a struggling musician, he seeks to reclaim his momentary stardom—transitioning from Jewish reggae to “horror rock” as the lead singer of FirstJason.

E. J. Park lives in Chicago.