Them That Follow + Demonic
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Them That Follow + Demonic

Wed
22
Wed Jan 22 4:00 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
75 Percent
General Admission
126 Mins
January
Wed Jan 22

"Snake handlers are spiritual renegades belonging to an obscure, but growing, sect of American Pentecostalism: part of a century-old tradition of worshipping with venomous snakes during church services. Seeing themselves as the vanguards of salvation in a morally bankrupt world, these fundamentalists put their lives on the line — each and every week — to prove themselves before God".

Nestled among the dense pines of the Appalachian forest lies a tiny devout sect of Pentecostals who believe women should be subservient to men and use venomous snakes in their religious ceremonies. Oscar-winner Olivia Colman delivers a striking performance as Hope, the mother of Augie (Thomas Mann), a young man having doubts about his faith and has abandoned the church. He is secretly seeing Mara (Australian actor/director, Alice Englert), the daughter of the congregation's pious pastor, Lemuel (Walton Goggins, Justified). Lemuel is delighted when Mara reluctantly agrees to marry young zealot Garret and settle down within the church. However when Mara and Augie discover she is pregnant, they must keep it a secret or they threaten to tear the community apart.

"Their superb cast guides the film through a poisonous doctrine taken not from the pages of imagination but from real American folklore."—The Wrap

Screens with short film Demonic (28 mins). The only Australian film selected for Cannes 2019, Demonic revisits the infamous Satanic Panic of the 1980’s, a mass hysteria where people around the world recovered memories of debauchery, murder, human sacrifice and satanic cults. Blending archive and reconstruction, the film uncovers the forces at play between psychiatry, media, and false memory.
January
Wed Jan 22

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450