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Small Town Gay Bar (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary | January 2006 (USA)
The story of community in the Deep South that is forced to deal with the struggles of ignorance, hypocrisy and oppression.

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Malcolm Ingram

Writer:

Malcolm Ingram
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Jim Bishop Jim Bishop ... Self
Terry Capps Terry Capps ... Self
Jackie Cox ... Self
Bill Curtis Bill Curtis ... Self
Rick Gladish Rick Gladish ... Self
Charles 'Butch' Graham Charles 'Butch' Graham ... Self
Geoff Kates Geoff Kates ... Self
Jack McCrory Jack McCrory ... Self
Fred Phelps ... Self
Cindy Sartin Cindy Sartin ... Self
Debbie Shutawk Debbie Shutawk ... Self
Charles Smith Charles Smith ... Self
Brian Stover ... Bartender
Lum Weaver Lum Weaver ... Self
Martha Weaver Martha Weaver ... Self
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The story of community in the Deep South that is forced to deal with the struggles of ignorance, hypocrisy and oppression.

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Diversity in the face of adversity.

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Documentary

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Not Rated

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Gay life in rural America
6 December 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Winner of two awards and beaten at Sundance by a documentary on my "must see" list, this is a film about gay life in the Bible Belt.

Malcolm Ingram, who also writes, and even crewed on Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, is changing from comedy with his third film as a director, and doing a great job at it.

This film is like a roller-coaster in that one minute you are partying along with the patrons of "Rumors," a gay and lesbian bar in Shannon, MS; and the next you are hearing about a brutal torture and murder of a man in Bay Minette; Then we visit "Crossroads" in Meridian, where anything goes, and are partying big time. Other bars in North Mississippi are also profiled before we end up back at Crossroads and Rumors.

Oh, yes, Meridian is the birthplace of Fred Phelps, so you have to feature him in the film, too. Another piece of the puzzle that is this man? And, of course, you have Donald Wildmon of the American Family Association in Tupelo, so having a gay bar in Mississippi is a challenge.

This was an extremely interesting film about people that just want to be left alone to have fun.


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January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Alabama, USA See more »

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