R. Alverson’s New Jerusalem, which features Will Oldham in his first leading role since 2006’s Old Joy, premiere’s on the 31st of this month at the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film will premiere as part of the Bright Future selections. To boot, Alverson, Oldham and co-star Colm O’Leary will all be present at the festival.
A special press screening of New Jerusalem in Rotterdam will be at 16:00, Jan. 28th at Cinerama,
New Jerusalem Screening Dates at Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam:
Jan. 31 18:15 Pathe 3 (INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE)
Feb. 1 11:45 Cinerama 1
Feb. 2 13:45 Pathe 6
Sean (O’Leary), an Irish Immigrant to America, returning from military service in Afghanistan, finds his heart and mind in dsarray. He befriends Ike (Oldham) a strong willed Evangelical Christian, who endeavors to ensure Sean’s salvation. Inundated by a relentless fragility, Sean is confronted by a choice between the temptation of certainty and the chaos of the world around him. A meditation on friendship, need and frailty, New Jerusalem explores the allure and limitations of modern utopian belief.