It seems so long ago that Mel Gibson released his foreign language movie,
when in fact it has only been 2 years.
No money was spent on the marketing of "The Passion of the Christ" for the Oscars,
so the film was ignored by the Academy.
The film made more money in 40 days and 40 nights than most Hollywood Blockbusters.
Given the unexpected success of "The Passion of the Christ," the Motion Picture industry has never been the same.
The film is not playing at local theatres this Ash Wednesday,
but some churches may be playing "The Passion of the Christ" for free in your local community.