Monday, October 1, 2018

The Gospel of Eureka

The Gospel of Eureka Details

  • Year of Production: 2018
  • Length: 75 minutes
  • Color: Color
  • Screening Format: Digital
  • Language: English
  • Screens with: Singing from the Rooftops

About the Film

Love, faith and civil rights collide in a southern town as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to dismantle stereotypes.

The film takes 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.

Narrated by Mx Justin Vivian Bond.

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

“Eschewing easy demonization of any particular person or group, the filmmakers instead construct a free-moving look at faith, love, and principles.” – What (Not) to Doc

Official Selection of the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, BAM CinemaFest, and AFI Docs.

About the Filmmakers

Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher Co-Directors

Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher are film and multimedia artists who have worked together for over a decade on documentaries, music videos, and live performances. Their films have exhibited at major festivals around the world including Sundance, Tribeca, NYFF, LAFF, True/False, Cannes, Locarno, and Leipzig. Their first film, October Country, was the winner of the […] Read More

Screens with: Singing from the Rooftops

Singing from the Rooftops Details

  • Year of Production: 2017
  • Length: 8 minutes
  • Color: Color
  • Screening Format: 16mm
  • Language:

About the Film

He was baptized as Eduardo, but he never felt this name as his own, vagabond, paratrooper, go-getter, poetry lover, dreamer, Jean Genet-esque character… but most of all, artist: in fact, probably the last quick-change artist in the almost extinct Red-light district of Barcelona “el Chino”.

A born survivor, he has taken hard blows from life and overcome them all, especially like the unrequited devotion of his only true love: Margarita Carmen Cansino, better known as Rita Hayworth… or Gilda.

This is a tribute to an artist whom, at 90 years of age, keeps going on stage everyday to deliver his show. As his beloved poet Federico García Lorca once wrote: the sissy boys of the south sing on the rooftops; Gilda Love will carry on doing so.

About the Filmmakers

Enric Ribes Director

Enric Ribes is a director and writer, known for Glance Up (2014), Greykey (2019) and Take Me to the Moon (2014)