37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

American Heretics


Abramorama, Butlerfilms, and Contemporary Dialogs will host a free Facebook Live screening of American Heretics immediately followed by a virtual Zoom discussion with the film’s cast. This documentary was presented during the 2019 Virginia Film Festival last October.

Religion, race, and politics in America have been intertwined for as long as the country has existed. In this empowering piece, director Jeanine Isabel Butler follows a bold group of Oklahomans working to bring change to their communities. These religious leaders from the Bible Belt refuse to accept that religion is meant only for a very specific group and are more interested in saving people from an earthly hell than the otherworldly one. This film questions all that we think we know about the Christian heartland and compels audiences to engage in new and difficult conversations to impact change.


Saturday, April 25


4:00 PM


Film Info

Director: Jeanine Isabel Butler

Runtime: 85 min,

Year: 2019

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Dr. Reverend Robin Meyers, Revered Lori Walke, Reverend Bishop Carlton Pearson, Dr. Bernard Brandon Scott, Oklahoma State Rep Collin R. Walke, Dr. Robert Jones, Reverend Marlin Lavanhar, and Nehemiah D. Frank