A few months ago we played the AFF documentary SONS OF PERDITION, an exposé of the crooked, paternalistic practices of polygamist Mormons in Utah, Arizona and Texas. It was so awesome and so well received that we had to bring it back for one more screening.
Living in secluded compounds, these fundamentalist zealots use misogyny and manipulation to control the women and children, forming them into submissive servants with no knowledge of the outside world.
Sometimes, when young men are seen to be rebellious or dangerous, the elders exile the boys into the streets, forced to fend for themselves. These destitute youths, known as "Lost Boys," often fall to drugs, alcohol, and prostitution as a result of their great culture shock and alienation.
This is the subject of Tyler Measom and Jennilyn Merten's new documentary, SONS OF PERDITION. The film follows three recently exiled boys as they struggle to make it in a world that's totally foreign to them. This stunning story about contemporary American fundamentalism and the evils that can come from it will forever change your understanding of religious conviction.
SONS OF PERDITION - Tuesday, May 24, 9:45 at the Ritz