Watch: Trailer for White Supremacist Documentary 'Welcome to Leith'
Know your neighbors. The first official trailer has debuted for a documentary called Welcome to Leith, that played at many festivals after premiering at Sundance earlier this year. The doc profiles a small town in North Dakota called Leith, a tiny "ghost town" that gets taken over by a notorious white supremacist named Craig Cobb. There's some very harrowing and remarkable footage in this, showing some very scary things, but I'm also intrigued to see what angle some of the video is taken from. This looks like a very fascinating and disturbing thriller that examines one extreme example of American white supremacy. Worth watching.
Trailer for Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher K. Walker's doc Welcome to Leith (via The Film Stage):
Leith, North Dakota is a registered ghost town of only 24 people. Its inhabitants are mostly farmers or ranchers… Welcome to Leith is a feature documentary chronicling the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. Filmed in the days leading up to Cobb's arrest for terrorizing the townspeople on an armed patrol and his subsequent release from jail six months later, the film is an eerie document of American DIY ideals. The documentary is directed by Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher K. Walker. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and also played the SXSW Film Festival, Hot Docs and AFI Docs. Welcome to Leith will arrive in select theaters starting September 9th.