Alice Englert & Walton Goggins in First Trailer for 'Them That Follow'
"When the devil creeps in, you need someone to see the truth even when you don't." The Orchard has just debuted an official trailer for the indie drama Them That Follow, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, then won "Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking" at the Newport Beach Film Festival in the spring. From writers/directors Britt Poulton & Dan Madison Savage, this religious thriller is set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God. The film tells the story of a pastor's daughter who holds a secret that threatens to tear her community apart. Burn it all down! Them That Follow stars Oscar-winner Olivia Colman, with Kaitlyn Dever, Alice Englert, Jim Gaffigan, Walton Goggins, Thomas Mann, and Lewis Pullman. It received a few great reviews at Sundance, but still doesn't seem like it's going to be everyone's cup of (snake) tea. Tread carefully.
Here's the trailer (+ poster) for Britt Poulton & Dan Madison Savage's Them That Follow, from YouTube:
Deep in the wilds of Appalachia, Pastor Lemuel Childs (Walton Goggins) presides over a small, isolated community of serpent handlers, an obscure sect of Pentecostals who willingly take up venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. As his devoted daughter, Mara (Alice Englert) prepares for her wedding day, under the watchful eye of Hope Slaughter (Olivia Colman), a dangerous secret is unearthed and she is forced to confront the deadly tradition of her father's church. Them That Follow is both co-written and co-directed by filmmakers Britt Poulton & Dan Madison Savage, making their feature directorial debut after one other short film previously. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and it also played at the SXSW Film Festival and a number of other fests. The Orchard will release Poulton & Savage's Them That Follow in select theaters starting on August 2nd later in the summer. Who wants to see more?
Looks pretty friggin weird, man. Lewis Pullman was my favorite thing about "Bad Times at the El Royale" though.
THE_RAW_ on Jun 6, 2019
Raw...Bo here....sorry to hit you on this thread, but the one on Ram Dass won't let me log on...so...Man...what a discussion you and I could have. Your 'I've found/know my truth' statement of yours is ripe for discussion...lol...first...good for you...second, I've discovered there is really only 'one'...truth...not mine...not yours....not his...or hers...if one has become the truth...nobody...then one can't seemingly claim having found 'my truth' as that's an oxymoron from my understandings...lol... your thoughts? Also, I've been exposed to Ram Dass since just before Be Here Now came out in the late sixties so I've traveled this terrain for a long time. I love the book about him and his speeches or satangs or whatever one wants to call them titled The Only Dance There Is one of my favorites and has been for many a year. Having said that, I kind of disagree that even if one has found 'their' truth or thinks that they have this doc film on Ram Dass should still be able to be of interest. No? Perhaps you can elaborate for me what you mean by 'found/know my truth'. I'm very interested in that statement.
thespiritbo on Jun 6, 2019
That might be a tough ride. But also intriguing one ...
shiboleth on Jun 6, 2019
Snakes...religion...nut job preachers and the like....lol...heck, what's not to like? Plus, we also get Goggins. Not bad. Looks interesting.
thespiritbo on Jun 6, 2019
Goggins doing Goggins.
DAVIDPD on Jun 7, 2019
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