Laughing with the Sinners: The Emergence of Mormon Cult Films The concept of cult movie applies to films ignored by the mainstream that have become the object of celebration by a small group of fans. In the last ten years, we have seen the emergence of cult audiences in the Mormon world. They get together in alternative Salt Lake movie theaters, student residences, and Sunstone symposiums. Typically, they are young, liberal, college students or simply inside- outsiders re-discovering and celebrating oddities of Mormon culture. The films range from serious melodramas to raunchy farces, from morbid tragedies to science-fiction satires, but they never fail to make the audience laugh.
Hugo Olaiz, Matthew Workman