Global distributor Abramorama has acquired the worldwide rights to Jeanine and Catherine Butler‘s feature documentary American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel.
American Heretics follows a group of defiant ministers, congregations and community leaders in America’s “Bible belt” in Oklahoma as they champion a Gospel of Inclusion in the face of rising nationalism and challenges to civil rights predicated on deeply rooted fundamentalist Christian doctrine.
Featured interviews include Reverend Robin Meyers, Dr. Bernard Brandon Scott, Dr. Robert Jones, Oklahoma State Rep Collin R. Walke, Reverend Lori Walke and the Reverend Bishop Carlton Pearson.
The film is produced by Butlerfilms in association with Contemporary Dialogues. Jeanine and Catherine Butler direct and produce.
American Heretics had its world premiere at the 2019 Mountain Film Festival in Telluride.
Abramorama will release the film theatrically on July 12, opening at the Village East Cinema in New York, followed by engagements in select cities across North America.
“Our goal when we set out to make this film was to hopefully spark new conversations around the issues that divide as friends, families and Americans,” said Jeanine and Catherine Butler, in a joint statement.
“We are proud to bring this message of inclusion to theaters, particularly at this time when those in power are working to exclude so many of those on the margins,” added Abramorama CEO Richard Abramowitz and COO Karol Martesko-Fenster.