Directed by Jay Craven
Produced by Matt Salinger and Jay Craven
Starring: Ernie Hudson, David Lansbury, Martin Sheen, and Jean Louisa Kelly
“Riveting. A delight to see.”
– Boston Globe
A Stranger in the Kingdom tells the story of a small Vermont town whose veneer of peace and tranquility is shattered when a black minister (Hudson) arrives as the town’s new pastor and, soon after, finds himself charged with adultery and the murder of a French Canadian waif (Jordan Bayne) passing through town on her way to pursue her Hollywood dream. Young rascal lawyer Charlie Kinneson (Lansbury), the local favorite son, tricks the young Canadian girl into town under false pretenses but he decides to defend the minister, placing himself at odds with family, friends, and a vanishing way of life. Inspired by true events.