DOC NYC 2017
RiverRun, Cleveland, Big Sky Doc, Sarasota, Maryland, Sidewalk, March on Washington, Dances With Films, Salem, St Louis, San Francisco Black
The untold story of a once-popular but long-forgotten religious and civil rights leader.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
In the early 1900s, an African-American man named Reverend MJ Divine began a religious movement that would reach over a million followers at its peak, crossing racial divisions and advocating for gender and economic equality. Despite his influence and achievements, Father Divine is little remembered today, dismissed by detractors as a con man and a fraud. The reason: Father Divine claimed to be God. Lenny Feinberg reveals his fascinating story, and that of his last few remaining followers, who are on a mission to keep Father Divine’s legacy alive.