New Jerusalem, a film by R. Alverson starring Will Oldham and Colm O’Leary.
APRIL 13, 7:30 p.m., VCU Grace Street Theatre, Admission $7/$5 JRFS Members
New Jerusalem (dir: R. Alverson, 2010, 92 min, color) Virginia Premiere! with writer/director Rick Alverson!
Sean (Colm O’Leary) is an Irish immigrant and a weary Afghan vet, back from Kandahar, and caught in the grip of an existential malaise. A co-worker, Ike (Will Oldham), an Evangelical Christian, offers salvation through the words and deeds of Jesus Christ, and an unlikely and often clumsy friendship emerges. New Jerusalem is at once a stirring portrait of community—large and small—and a brilliant examination of the collision between faith and intellect. Director R. Alverson will be on hand to introduce his film.