Sons of Perdition presented by the Phoenix Film Society
When: Tuesday, February 22nd at 7pm
Where: Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre
Director Tyler Measom (Take) will be in attendance to participate in a post-film discussion hosted by Bill Goodykoontz of The Arizona Republic.
Sons of Perdition
Watch the trailer: http://www.sonsofperditionthemovie.com/Sons_of_Perdition_Trailer.html
"Sons of Perdition" premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was recently acquired by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The film will open at Harkins Camelview on 02/25/11.
In the desert of Utah hides Colorado City, the oldest polygamist compound in the United States. Here men have plural wives and raise their children by the strict code of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saint religion (FLDS).
After his rise to power in 2003, the prophet Warren Jeffs began a systematic effort to cleanse his flock. He banned schooling, books, recreations, and excommunicated prominent men, marrying their women to other men. Hundreds of teenage boys were exiled to the streets, giving up their families and salvation.
Sons of Perdition follows three boys after they leave Colorado City. With limited educations and rarely a stable address, the obstacles are enormous. All the boys have big dreamsstarting with the hope of attending high schoolbut what they want most is contact with their families. For one teen in the film, this means numerous attempts to help his fourteen-year-old sister escape before an arranged marriage.
With unprecedented access, Sons of Perdition takes audiences on a three-year-journey into the lives of these remarkable teens, providing the inside analysis to make this intimate portrait a big storya timely, critical look at faith, family and religious exile in mainstream America.
Harkins Scottsdale 101`
7000 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054
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