Fierce drag queens and evangelical Christians put on the performances of their lives in the secluded southern town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Poised between stereotypes and the fight for civil rights, filmmakers Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher weave an eye-opening, optimistic portrayal of the deep American tensions between religion and the LGBTQ identity. A crowd-pleasing cinematic meditation on intense dedication and faith, the film shows that the symbiosis of the two worlds is closer than you ever imagined.
Mama Dragons: A Great Big Story (Dir: Andria May-Corsini & Adam Wolffbrand, 13 min.)
SAT | July 14 | Harmony Gold | 2:00 PM
Director: Michael Palmieri & Donal Mosher
USA | 75 minutes | 2018
Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher are a documentary directing team who have worked together for over a decade. Their first film, October Country, was the winner of the Silverdocs Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit awards in 2009, playing in festivals around the world winning numerous awards, including two Cinema Eyes. The filmmakers were recognized in 2010 by Filmmaker magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent film. Their second feature, Off Label, was released by Oscilloscope Films in 2012.