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Imagine, if you can, Battlefield Earth gone even more wrong. That’s essentially what you’ll witness in Audience of One, Michael Jacobs’ documentary chronicling the doomed big-screen project of Richard Gazowsky, a San Francisco Pentecostal minister. Gazowsky, initially a genial, apparently sane sort, didn’t see a movie until he was 40. A year later, he claims, God told him to make his own film. “I want you to be the Rolls-Royce of filmmaking,” the Lord said. Gazowsky’s pitch to his pocket-emptying parishioners? “Star Wars meets The Ten Commandments.” Oh yeah, and it was also to be the greatest movie ever made. With a Craigslist-assembled volunteer cast and crew and purportedly up to $200 million from German investors, the minister heads to Italy for the shoot, where everything proceeds to go wrong—while everyone remains certain that the Almighty will make things right. Audience of One captures a fascinating train wreck as Gazowsky delusionally responds to each setback—break-ins at the production’s San Francisco studio meant Hollywood was trying to steal his script, the threat of eviction when the funding doesn’t come through is God’s way of “testing the city,” and Satan, of course, is responsible for their electricity being cut off. Even more astonishing is the outlandish business plan Gazowsky later concocts for his church despite the absolute tanking of the film’s years-long production. (“Second wind! Second wind!” he has his flock chant.) It’s surprising, then, when the minister sums up his mission best: “You know what? Either it’s God [telling me what to do], or I’m crazy.” (Gazowsky will attend the showing.)