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Schnitzer Cinema: "The Gospel of Eureka" with guest director Michael Palmieri

AIFF Best of Fests
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 7:00pm

Love, faith and civil rights collide in a southern town as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to dismantle stereotypes. Taking a personal, and often comical look at negotiating differences between religion and belief through performance, political action, and partnership, gospel drag shows and passion plays set the stage for one hell of a show. "Without condescension, we hope to show that what is crass, campy, or even profane in the eyes of one group is sacred and full of communal significance in the eyes of another" (Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri). Narrated by Mx Justin Vivian Bond and called "an act of formal and spiritual resurrection" by Eric Hynes (Film Comment). (Documentary, D: Donal Mosher and Micahel Palmieri, 75 min.)

The Schnitzer Cinema series is programmed by Richard Herskowitz, JSMA curator of media arts and Artist Director of the Ashland Independent Film Festival. All programs are free, with popcorn and refreshments provided!