The Gospel of Eureka
- Library Hall
A documentary film by Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri. 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.
This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.
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Gospel of Eureka premiers June 24, 2019 on PBS.