New Jerusalem (film)

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New Jerusalem
Directed by Rick Alverson
Produced by Rick Alverson
Courtney Bowles
Screenplay by Rick Alverson
Colm O'Leary
Starring Will Oldham
Colm O'Leary
Roxanne Ferris
Thomas Bowles
Music by Champ Bennet
Robert Donne
Cinematography Rick Alverson
Release dates
  • January 31, 2011 (2011-01-31) (Rotterdam)
Running time 94 minutes
Country United States
Language English

New Jerusalem is a feature film directed by Rick Alverson that premiered in 2011 at the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam and in the United States at SXSW.[1][2][3] Independent music label Jagjaguwar executive produced and funded the film.[4]


The film focuses on the relationship between an Irish immigrant (Colm O'Leary), a veteran of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, and his American co-worker, an evangelical Christian (Will Oldham)[5]


  1. ^ "New Jerusalem Film Site". Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  2. ^ SXSW: jim. "Emerging Visions: R. Alverson's "New Jerusalem"". Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Bell, Christopher. "SXSW Review: 'New Jerusalem' A Hypnotic Film Experience About Friendship And Religion". Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Deines, Eric. "R. Alverson's 'New Jerusalem' Premiering at Int'l Film Festival Rotterdam". Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Lawrenson, Edward. "Holy Trinity". Retrieved 24 November 2011.