Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

Them That Follow


Year: 2019
Country: USA
Run Time: 98 minutes

Them That Follow
Them That Follow

Tucked away in the mountains of Appalachia, Mara’s isolated community is completely centered around the church…the kind of fundamentalist church that involves speaking in tongues and handling venomous snakes during sermons. As the preacher’s daughter, Mara (Alice Englert) is seen as a prime example of purity in her religious society…but Mara has a secret that might tear her town apart. Though she’s committed to marrying a devout and well-respected Garrett, her heart lies with her childhood sweetheart, Augie (Thomas Mann), who has strayed from the church. Though Mara has always placed her faith in God’s plan, as her own life starts to unravel, she begins to question the morality of what she’s been taught. Featuring an incredible cast including Olivia Colman and Walton Goggins, with a surprisingly serious role played by Jim Gaffigan, THEM THAT FOLLOW is a captivating drama exploring blind faith and its dangerous consequences. — G.S.

CIFF43 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8:25 PM

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 4:45 PM

Local Heroes Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage

Britt Poulton is a writer and director. After studying International Relations at UC Berkeley, she left politics to pursue film and completed her M.F.A. at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Dan Madison Savage is a writer and director.


Bradley Gallo, Michael A. Helfant, Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Danielle Robinson

Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage

Brett Jutkiewicz

Joshua Raymond Lee

Principal Cast
Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever, Alice Englert, Jim Gaffigan, Walton Goggins, Thomas Mann

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