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Mike Osterhout & the Church of the Little Green Man
Directed by
Roderick Angle

USA / 2019 / 14

World Premiere

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Not every church has a stripper pole. But, then again, the Church of the Little Green Man isn't like every church. You might say it deconstructs the very idea of what a church is. The Church of the Little Green Man is a performance art event that has endured for over thirty years. Born in a tiny East Village club in the 1980s, the CLGM has since migrated to a restored historical church in Sullivan County New York. This is Mike Osterhout’s church. His approach is raw, provocative and gleefully absurd. Some might see his work as blasphemous or offensive but, for his congregation, it forms a sanctuary. Mike is an artist who thrives on human connections. Through his devotion to his community, he's created a safe place to transgress in the Catskills.
Roderick Angle is a filmmaker based in New York City. He specializes in documentary portraiture and is dedicated to the short film format. Roderick is a storyteller focused on establishing deep connections with his subjects to communicate the true nature of their contribution to our world. After receiving a B.F.A. in photography from The School of Visual Arts, Roderick started his creative career as a fashion photographer. He apprenticed with famed photographer David LaChapelle and went on to establish himself as a sought after shooter with a long list of editorial and advertising credits. After many years of creating brand stories in the commercial realm, Roderick has followed his primary storytelling inspiration back to its roots—people, who they are and what they do.
Director(s): Roderick Angle
Cinematographer(s): Mitch Blummer
Editor(s): Roderick Angle
Composer(s)/Music: Scott Meola
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