Directed by Louisiana Kreutz
When Quakers get married, they ask every wedding guest to sign their marriage certificate. It’s a sweet tradition that signifies the importance of community. But when Joe and Emily want to get divorced, that sweet tradition creates an unexpected challenge: now every guest must cross off their name to make the split official. In this off-beat comedy, our two would-be divorcees hit the highway to track down friends and relatives, revisiting old feelings and discovering new ones along the way.
Director Louisiana Kreutz has directed numerous short documentaries, including “Jungle Fish,” which won the Sundance Institute’s Sustainability Award in 2012. In 2014 she co-directed the feature documentary 61 Bullets. Before sitting in the directing chair, Kreutz spent years in the editing room, working with directors like Bradley Beesley, Michael Landon Jr., and Ben Steinbauer. With Beesley, she edited the feature documentary Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo (HBO). “The film’s tagline is, ‘What if everyone who came to your wedding had to sign off on your divoerce?’,” Kreutz said. “Quaker Oaths tells an original story in a funny and sincere way.”