The Gospel of Eureka
Fri Mar 01: 7.30pm
Sat Mar 02: 4.30pm, 7.30pm
Sun Mar 03: 7.30pm
Mon Mar 04: 3.00pm
Tue Mar 05: 3.00pm
Wed Mar 06: 7.30pm
Michael Palmieri & Donal Mosher
** Director Donal Mosher in attendance for a Q&A at the Mar. 2, 7:30pm screening! After-party at Queer Bar that night hang onto your proof of ticket purchase for a drink special **
At The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, LGBTQ audiences watch a production of the last week of Jesus Christ in a grand amphitheater. Inside the nearby Eureka Live Underground club, the hillbilly Studio 54, drag queens sing songs of worship. All the while, a 65-foot high sculpture of Jesus Christ casts a benevolent shadow.
The complexity of this tiny community nestled in the Ozark Mountains is traced with a delicate touch by directors Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher. They use the co-habitation of these seemingly disparate lifestyles as an opportunity not to draw distinctions between people, but to revel in the dazzling plumage of humanity. Buttressed by empathetic interviews and boisterous scenes of pageantry, the the two filmmakers and the citizens of Eureka Springs fabulously smash stereotypes and challenge cliché assumptions. Together they have created a filmand a citybuilt on love, faith, and good ol fashioned American showmanship. Narrated by Mx Justin Vivian Bond.
Description by Andy Stark. All images on this page courtesy of Kino Lorber.
Its a comedy and a tragedy, though the people involved arent necessarily on rigid opposite sides. Better to say that everyone has some level of fluidity, not just in terms of personal belief, though theyll speak their dogmatic minds if the occasion demands it. Keith Uhlich, The Hollywood Reporter
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