North Dakota Movie Getting Big Reviews at the Sundance Film Festival [VIDEO]
A documentary based on true events that took place in a small North Dakota town in Grant County is getting some big time reviews at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.
'Welcome to Leith' is a short 80-minute movie about the events that started in September 2012 surrounding self-proclaimed white supremacist Craig Cobb and his efforts to buy up property in the small town with the intentions of transforming the town into a 'white enclave'.
This project was filmed in the days leading up to Cobb's arrest for terrorizing the townspeople, where he patrolled the small community on foot with dangerous weapons. The film follows his release from jail six months later.
The entire community of Leith includes one café and store, a few families and lots of empty structures, which is about three square miles.
According to Variety, the film will have a limited audience and will appeal to the broadcasting community and to North Dakotans. Some limited and niche sales are possible. Limited theater screenings are also possible for the short film.
According to Variety-
If “Welcome to Leith” has a flaw, it’s that this reality prevents any satisfying conclusion: While some justice has been served, Leith’s citizens are still afraid of what the future may hold, and whatever grief they’ve been spared might now simply be visited on some other hapless rural enclave instead.
Since many of us actually remember the events in Leith, I'm sure many people would be interested in seeing the documentary.
Would you want to see 'Welcome to Leith'?