I have previously blogged on this guy in Kansas, David Bawden, who claims to be the true Pope of the Catholic Church. You might remember Thomas Frank devoted a chapter to Bawden in his excellent book What’s the Matter with Kansas?
Up-and-coming filmmaker Adam Fairholm is nearing completion of a feature-length documentary about Bawden, who lives in Delia, Kansas with his mother and a seminarian. Fairholm produced a short documentary on Bawden as a class project three years ago and he decided to take the subject and enlarge it into a feature-length film.
Bawden is an interesting case study in the consequences of the overtly binary mentality.
Here is Fairholm’s original 10-minute documentary from 2007:
Here is the just released trailer for the upcoming feature-length film: