VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Welcome To Leith

V' 15

Welcome To Leith

Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker
USA, 2015
Documentaries, 86min, OF

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Welcome To Leith

Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker
USA, 2015
Documentaries, 86min, OF

Actors: 
Ryan Schock
Michelle Schock
Lee Cook
Craig Cobb
Kynan Dutton
Sound: 
Christopher K. Walker
Camera: 
Michael Beach Nichols
Editor: 
Christopher K. Walker
Michael Beach Nichols
Joshua Woltermann
Composer: 
T. Griffin

Production: 
Welcome to Leith
No Weather
Cinemart
Sundial Pictures
Independent Television Service (ITVS)
World Sales: 
Submarine
Format: 
DCP
Color

“White Supremacists Take Over Small North Dakota Town” sounds like something out of an alternate history book. But in 2012, this almost happened in Leith, North Dakota. When an older man started asking around about properties for sale, no one in this town of just 20 residents worried. Little did they know that this man was the notorious white supremacist, Craig Cobb. Cobb’s plan: get enough of his compatriots to relocate to Leith to have a majority vote on the town council. Directors Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker capture the urgency and stakes of the moment, as Leith becomes flooded with Cobb’s supporters and opponents. WELCOME TO LEITH puts you at the center of a heated battle, both sides pushed to their limits as this small town is forced to fight for its very existence. (Rachel Lazar)

In the presence of Jenner Furst (Producer).