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Emerging Visions

New Jerusalem

Director: R. Alverson

North American Premiere |  Narrative Feature |  USA |  2010 |  HDCAM |  92 MIN

Synopsis

Sean (COLM O’LEARY), An Irish immigrant to America returns from military service in Afghanistan to find his heart and mind in disarray. He is befriended by Ike (WILL OLDHAM, a.k.a. BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY), a strong willed Evangelical Christian who endeavors to ensure his salvation.A meditation on frailty, mutual need and friendship, New Jerusalem explores the allure and limitations of modern utopian belief.

Credits

Director: R. Alverson

Producer: Courtney Bowles, R. Alverson

Cast: Will Oldham, Colm O'Leary, Thomas Bowles, Walter Scott, Roxanne Ferris

Screenwriter: R. Alverson

Cinematographer: R. Alverson

Editor: R. Alverson

Sound: Andrew Uvorov

Music: Robert Donne,Champ Bennett

Director Bio

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R. Alverson (1971, Washington) is a musician and filmmaker from Richmond, Virginia. He has released 9 albums, most recently with his band Spokane, and one feature film, The Builder, on the label Jagjaguwar. He studied literature at University of Delaware and Virginia Commonwealth University and, briefly, filmmaking at NYU. New Jerusalem is his second feature film.

Contact


Print Source

Name: Rick Alverson

Email: idleness@verizon.net

Phone: 804-502-8084

Stills

Screening Time

Friday March 18

5:00PM

Venue

Rollins Theatre

701 West Riverside Dr

Online

www.newjerusalemmovie.com

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