Calvin of Oakknoll: American Apostate Documentary

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Calvin of Oakknoll: American Apostate

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Executive Producer: Edward Summer.  A Carefully Considered Production

Writer/Associate Producer: David Koepsell

Who was Calvin of Oakknoll? How did this eccentric gadfly, visionary freethinker, and ardent humanist become the target of his community, and end up on trial for murder?

Throughout the trial transcript, every time the judge is confronted with the prosecutor’s desire to use Calvin of Oakknoll’s lack of religious belief as evidence, the judge says “I am not going to have a heresy trial.” But that is exactly what they did have in Jamestown, New York, in 1981.



Calvin of Oakknoll: American Apostate Documentary
Calvin of Oakknoll: American Apostate Documentary