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Them That Follow Unclassified 18+

Language: English
Genre: Drama Themes: Faith Famous Faces
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With a star-studded cast that includes Olivia Colman and Walton Goggins, Them That Follow examines an overtly religious, Pentecostal society that has cut itself off from the rest of the world.

Somewhere in the wilds of the Appalachian Mountains, snake-handler preacher Lemuel Childs leads a small sect of devout believers. Willing to risk their lives, the townsfolk regularly handle deadly rattle snakes as a way to test their soul’s purity in the eyes of God. When the preacher’s daughter (Australian actor and director Alice Englert, previously seen at MIFF in 2012’s Ginger & Rosa and 2017’s Top of the Lake: China Girl) finds herself hiding a secret that could tear the community apart, she has a choice to make: remain true to her faith, or to her heart.

The feature debut from writer/director duo Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage, Them That Follow is a slow-burning, deeply empathetic thriller, driven by outstanding performances – especially from Englert and Oscar-winner Colman.

“Poulton and Savage don’t force the audience to demonise their devotees. The movie respects their beliefs — or at least the sincerity of their beliefs ... the duo trusts in the goodness of people, even when they put themselves through insane tests. There’s rattlers in them hills. But there’s love too.” — Variety

Tickets

8531
Sun 11 Aug 1:30 pm [8531]
Them That Follow (98 mins)
Hoyts 10 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
8711
Wed 14 Aug 9:15 pm [8711]
Them That Follow (98 mins)
Hoyts 10 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Kaitlyn Dever, Lewis Pullman, Olivia Colman, Walton Goggins
Directors
Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage
Producers
Alan Siegel, Bradley Gallo, Danielle Robinson, Gerard Butler, Michael A. Helfant
Screenwriters
Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage
Cinematographer
Brett Jutkiewicz
Composer
Garth Stevenson
Editor
Joshua Raymond Lee
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing

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