holy hell

Dir. Will Allen | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2016 | 103 min.

SUNDAY, March 20, 2016 - Chilmark Community Center

Discussion to follow with director Will Allen


Just out of college, Will Allen, a young idealist filmmaker, joined a secretive spiritualist community led by a charismatic guru. With camera in hand, he documented 20 years of living inside a cult that forever changed how he would see the world. Allen recorded everything, offering us a juicy and unparalleled look at the extremity of the community. For the first time, Allen turns the camera on himself and asks fellow ex-cult members to come to terms with their past and the unbelievable deceit they experienced as the group progressed from blissed-out delusion to scandalized disintegration.

“Fascinating and chilling.” – Gregory Ellwood, The Telegraph


 Thank you to the screening sponsor