“The Gospel of Eureka” featuring Oregon documentarians Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher is the March Schnitzer Cinema

This year, Schnitzer Cinema programming focuses on selections from the Ashland Independent Film Festival: Best of the Fests.

EUGENE, Ore. -- (February 21, 2019) – The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, located on the University of Oregon campus, continues this year’s Schnitzer Cinema film series on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m., with “The Gospel of Eureka,” presented by directors Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher. The documentary takes viewers into the world of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where Christians and drag queens share the spotlight.


Schnitzer Cinema is programmed by Richard Herskowitz, JSMA Curator of Media Arts and Director/Artistic Director of the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF). The program is free and includes refreshments.


“‘The Gospel of Eureka,’ with its surprising and delightful juxtapositions of evangelical and drag “Passion Play” performers, was one of the hits of last April’s Ashland Independent Film Festival,” notes Herskowitz. “Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher, two of Oregon’s finest documentary filmmakers, are coming down from Portland for our screening.”


”Gospel of Eureka” follows the daily life of just some of the 2,073 people that populate the small town of Eureka Springs. They discuss love, faith, and relationships, breaking down the barriers between the LGBTQ+ community and Christianity. The film takes a personal and often comical look at negotiating differences of religion and belief through performance, political action, and partnership.


Director Michael Palmieri and co-director Donal Mosher work to capture some of the most important details of the Eureka Springs community. Palmieri and Mosher are known for their documentaries “Off Label” and “October Country.”


The final Schnitzer Cinema of the academic year will be on May 8 and feature “Best Short Films from AIFF 2019.”


About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, Europe, and the Americas as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of seven museums—and the only academic art museum-- in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


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