Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - Chilmark Community Center
Discussion to follow with director Amy Berg and executive producer Geralyn Dreyfous
Dir. Amy Berg l Documentary | U.S.A. | 2015 | 92 min.
In 1999 noted author Jon Krakauer was headed home from a climbing trip when he stopped for gas in a small town near the Arizona-Utah border. It immediately became apparent that this remote community harbored an unorthodox and strictly confined culture. Krakauer’s brief glimpse became an all-consuming fascination which, after ten years of investigation, exposed one of America’s most dangerous religious leaders, Warren Jeffs of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints. Based on private investigator Sam Brower’s book of the same name, this film documents Krakauer and Brower’s efforts to help capture and convict Jeffs for the crimes described in gripping first-person accounts by former members of the FLDS.
Thank you to the screening sponsor