I went to the cinema tonight for the first time in years. I saw Pierrepoint. I was so impressed with it I thought I'd post & say if you're thinking about it then do go and see it, definitely worth a watch.
In a near-empty Northfork orphanage, Father Harlan gently tends to Irwin, a eight-year-old who lies between a dreamstate and death. As orphanage caretaker Harlan reads aloud about Northfork's years-ago forced evacuation to make way for a hydro-electric dam, Irwin's imagination takes flight. While a team of six men evacuate the last remaining citizens of the town, Irwin, too, invents a cast of characters to prepare himself for his own evacuation. End.
Nick Nolte + James Wood are in there, Nolte as a priest and Woods as a government functionary.
The ark bit is about one man's response to the challenge of the coming flood.