The Gospel of Eureka | Denver Film Society | Donal Mosher | Michael Palmieri | USA

The Gospel of Eureka

Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri

LGBTQ, Music, Religion

EnglishUSA201875 min


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Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is home to two recurring spectacles: passion plays and drag shows. This exuberant documentary explores the divide—and overlap—between Christian and civil liberties, faith of one kind and faith of another, as evangelicals and queens alike pull back the curtains on their lives.

When you see the 67-foot statue called the Christ of the Ozarks, you’ll know you’ve reached the amphitheater where the story of Jesus has been reenacted every season for 50 years. It may take you a little longer to find Eureka Live Underground, but locals can likely direct you to the gay bar with ease.

The stage would seem to be a set for a showdown in this small town. But as Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher (October Country, DFF32) reveal, the residents here are finding surprising ways to co-exist, negotiating their differences through political action, partnerships—and performances like you wouldn’t believe. Then again, a little belief is precisely what’s called for.

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Producer: Charlotte Cook | Editor: Michael Palmieri | Cinematographer: Michael Palmieri
Cast: Mx Justin Vivian Bond