The Gospel of Eureka

Directed by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher

Year: 2019
Running Time: 75
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Documentary
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The Gospel of Eureka

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Justin Vivian Bond

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Directed by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher


Welcome to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a one-of-a-kind oasis in the Ozarks where Christian piety rubs shoulders with a thriving queer community. Narrated with homespun humor by Mx Justin Vivian Bond, this lushly photographed documentary spotlights the space where the town’s seemingly contradictory factions intersect: Lee and Walter, out and proud husband-owners of a local gay bar they liken to a “hillbilly Studio 54,” talk about their deep-seated faith; a Christian t-shirt designer describes his love for his gay father; and everything comes together in a show-stopping mash-up of a spectacular passion play and raucous drag show. The result is a joyously offbeat slice of Americana that breaks down the red-state-blue-state divide. – BAMcinemaFest

Reviews

"An act of formal and spiritual resurrection. Radically redefines Christian performance through the lens of queer performance, Christian faith through the lens of queer experience."

“Joyful, cheerful. A needed shot of all-American optimism. This beautiful, and beautifully shot, documentary is a cure for the angry headline blues.”

“When the disco ball and the Star of Bethlehem are both signs of the divine... it’s hard not to respond with hope to The Gospel of Eureka.”

“A most worthy scripture for our time.”

“Stellar. A miracle indeed.”

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Cinema St. Louis/St. Louis International Film Festival St. Louis 1556424000April 28 - May 2, 2019
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 1554436800April 5 - April 10, 2019
Boedecker Theater @ Dairy Arts Center Boulder 1553659200March 27 - March 30, 2019
Roxie Theater San Francisco 1552622400March 15 - March 21, 2019
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Eugene 1552449600March 13, 2019
Laemmle Glendale Glendale 1552021200March 8 - March 14, 2019
Austin Film Society Austin 1552021200March 8 - March 14, 2019
The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern & Tea Room Arcata 1551416400March 1 - March 7, 2019
Denver Film Society Denver 1551416400March 1 - March 7, 2019
Northwest Film Forum Seattle 1551416400March 1 - March 6, 2019
Media Arts Center San Diego / Digital Gym San Diego 1550206800February 15 - February 21, 2019
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus 1550206800February 15 - February 16, 2019
Hollywood Theatre Portland 1550034000February 13, 2019
Oxford Film Festival Oxford 1549602000February 8, 2019
Quad Cinema New York 1549602000February 8 - February 21, 2019
ReFrame Film Festival Peterborough 1548306000January 24 - January 27, 2019
Key West Film Festival Key West 1542171600November 14 - November 18, 2018
Indie Memphis Memphis 1541217600November 3, 2018
Denver Film Festival Denver 1540958400October 31 - November 11, 2018
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Hot Springs 1539921600October 19 - October 27, 2018
Camden International Film Festival Camden 1536811200September 13 - September 16, 2018
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival Birmingham 1534737600August 20 - August 26, 2018
BAMCinemafest Brooklyn 1529467200June 20 - July 1, 2018


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