9 May, 4 pm
Hired by an ambitious small-town pastor to find sacred relics in the Holy Land, a self-proclaimed Biblical archaeologist comes up short and his attempt to cover up his failure fuels a comic conspiracy from the filmmaking team behind Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre. DON VERDEAN stars Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Bibb, with Will Forte, and Danny McBride.
“In the first part of the documentary Skriftsamleren, NRK journalists from “Brennpunkt” investigates antique collector Martin Schøyen who tried to sell his huge handwriting collection to the Norwegian authorities for about NOK 850 million. However, the collection is highly controversial, as parts of the collection lack the history of ownership and are smuggled out of Afghanistan and Pakistan. In the second part, the journalists shows how academics can be used in a cleansing process of controversial collections – collections that often have objects without a clear provenance.” (From NRK).