The Faithful

Directed by Annie Berman
Visit Film Site: the-faithful.com.

the-faithful_still_01The Faithful is a feature length documentary exploring the enduring phenomenons of pop-icons Elvis Presley, Pope John Paul II, and Princess Diana. Over the course of a decade, the filmmaker journeys with fans and faithful on their pilgrimages to Graceland, Kensington Palace, and the Vatican. Before long, they lead her past the souvenirs, past the stereotypes and sound-bites, and into the heart of their global communities.

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This is a film about the complexities that bind us to others – to communities, to celebrities, to religion, and to the human race. It is a film about our connection with images and image culture both as consumers, and as creators. It is a meditation on the power of images, the control of vimages, who owns these images, and who is allowed to interpret and reinterpret them. It is about the changing landscape of Intellectual Property in America. Ultimately, it is a film about how phenomenon is the sum of its parts – and those parts, are many.

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Annie Berman
The Faithful is her first feature length film. During its production she has received an Artist Fellowship from the Somerville Arts Council, served on the Board of Directors of Women in Film and Video New England, taught super-8 filmmaking, worked for public television and independent producers, and served as Director of Creative Content at Vert, Inc. Her past films include You Can’t Evict the Spirit, I Wear a Tie to Work, and Gray Card. Her work has screened at the Short and Edgy Film Festival; The Harvard Film Archive, universities and art galleries.

Sara Theriault Co-Producer, is a lifelong Elvis fan and seasoned producer. Her credits include numerous programs for The History Channel and Discovery Channel including: 95 Worlds and Counting, Rum Running, Moon shining, and Bootlegging, The Big Dig, Killer Submarine, History of the Internet, and Videogames: Behind the Fun. She served as Supervising Producer to the four hour History Channel program Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way and Coordinating Producer for the one hour episode The Boston Strangler. Sara combines creativity with practicality and proves time and again that anything is possible.

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