Brother Jesse

Date/Time: Friday, April 17th @ 3:00 pm – Downstairs; Saturday, April 18th @ 8:30 pm – Upstairs
Place: The Nickelodeon Theatre
Film Block: Burdens of the Past
Genre: Documentary Short

Buy Tickets: April 17th @ 3:00 pm

Buy Tickets: April 18th @ 8:30 pm


Brother Jesse is a documentary short that follows Jesse Morrell, a confrontational traveling campus preacher. Jesse’s approach is offensive by most standards, and tows the line between what is considered acceptable (or free) speech and hate speech. This often results in hostile students, large crowds, and confrontations with the police. The film explores Jesse’s background and motivations, and provides an intimate portrait of a religious extremist.

Directed by Kevin Wells; Durham, NC
28 min