A meditation on friendship, human need and frailty, New Jerusalem explores the allure and limitations of modern utopian belief. Sean (Colm O’Leary), an Irish immigrant to America, returning from a non-combat tour of duty in Afghanistan, finds his heart and mind in disarray. He befriends Ike (Will Oldham, A.K.A. Bonnie “Prince” Billy), a strong willed Evangelical Christian, who endeavors to ensure his salvation. Inundated by a relentless fragility, Sean is confronted by a choice between the temptation of certainty and the chaos of the world around him.