Holy Hell
Feature Film Program

Sunday May 22, 2016
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by Current Joys
9:00PMFilm Begins
10:45PMQ & A with Filmmaker Will Allen
11:00PMAfter Party sponsored by Blue Point
No refunds. In the event of rain this show will be rescheduled. Seating is first come, first served. No outside alcohol is permitted.

The Old American Can Factory
Roof and Courtyard
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union


This Show Presented in Partnership With
XO Projects
Blue Point Brewery

What would you believe to sustain your greatest happiness? 22 years in the Buddhafield cult.


Holy Hell (Will Allen | USA | 103 min.)
Just out of college, Will Allen, a young idealist filmmaker, joined a secretive spiritualist community led by a charismatic guru. With his camera in hand, he documented 20 years of living inside a cult that changed how he would see the world forever. Allen recorded everything, offering us a juicy and unparalleled look into the extreme ideals and expectations that make up this community, born out of Los Angeles, the city of cults. From total devotion turned to paranoia, the cracks began to unfold as unexpected truths were revealed about the enlightened leader they built every fiber of their lives around.

For the first time, Allen turns the camera on himself and asks fellow ex-cult members to come to terms with their past and the unbelievable deceit they experienced. Holy Hell leaves us with many burning questions, but ultimately this one: What are we willing to believe to sustain our greatest happiness?


Current Joys
Nick Rattigans, who creates music under the band Surf Curse and on the side Current Joys (Previously Tele/visions), puts out mesmerizing garage tracks. Surf Curse, coincidentally, is more on the surf rock garage side, where as Tele/visions feels more bummer pop. Nick has the gift of making slow garage tracks completely captivating.

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