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SQIFF18
The Gospel of Eureka

Sun 9 December 2018

Evangelical Christians and drag queens collide in the southern, Arkansas town of Eureka Springs, home to both a massive amphitheatre performing the Passion Play every year and a local gay bar with a tradition of gospel-inspired drag. Despite chasms in political and religious viewpoints, the townspeople are universally charming and warm, even whilst battling over a historic vote on an anti-discrimination ordinance. The Gospel of Eureka takes a personal and often comical look at negotiating differences between religion and belief through performance, political action, and partnership. Narrated by artist and performer, Mx Justin Vivian Bond.

In partnership with Document Human Rights Film Festival, which takes place 30 November to 2 December at Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow’s Merchant City. See documentfilmfestival.org for more details.

Films in the English language with English language subtitles/captions. Hearing loop available.

Film relies on visual material to convey ideas with some voiceover and commentary, so is slightly less accessible for blind and partially sighted audiences. Large print versions of handouts available.

Comfy seating (bean bags) available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact access@sqiff.org.

We have a limited travel fund to assist people to come to the Festival for those who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for this, please contact access@sqiff.org.