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The Gospel of Eureka

The Gospel of Eureka is a movie starring Mx Justin Vivian Bond and Anita Bryant. Love, faith, and civil rights collide in the south as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to explore the meaning of belief....

Other Titles
Ewangelia Eureki
Running Time
1 hours 15 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Music
Director
Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri
Writer
Donal Mosher
Actors
Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Anita Bryant
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Love, faith, and civil rights collide in the south as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to explore the meaning of belief. Gospel drag shows and passion plays set the stage for one hell of a show.

Comments about documentary «The Gospel of Eureka» (23)

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Sharon

This movie is very much like a non-denominational Baptist church choir, from a collection of great songs, all set in a very church-like setting. By the end, it's just a beautiful experience. My heart goes out to the singers in the choir. It's great to see these young people grow up with each other and then find new friends along the way. Not only is it a great Christian film, but it's a wonderful film to watch with family. Very inspirational, inspiring.

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Adam M.

Davide De Lucas is an Italian producer/director/musician who is often compared to Spike Jonze (co-directer of Inception) but I really liked his documentary about the music of the Pono label in Italy, which he founded. The story of how Pono became a multi-million dollar business was interesting. The key players were all very recognizable names in the music industry (Mapplethorpe, Chico, Roy and others), and it was pretty cool to see how some of their stories were related to their work in Pono. The film was also very entertaining, and I enjoyed the discussion among the various different Pono performers (I didn't know there was such a thing as Pono or Pono-music, but I've heard a lot of stories about this label).

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Roger Owens

I went to see the second showing of this film in San Francisco and it was a mixed response. The audience was mostly young professionals, men, a mix of ages ranging from 50-65, but there were no women. It seemed that many of the male audience were sitting in the front row and, if they didn't have a woman sitting next to them, would have been offended by the topic. For the most part, it was a pretty balanced audience, and that was exactly what the film needed to be. The film showed the history of the music of B.B. King. We were introduced to the studio and at the beginning, the music was played and the audience was introduced to King, who was an alcoholic and drug addict, who recorded very poorly, and not that well known outside of this country. When the album "I Get Around" came out, we hear the well-known sound of the record, which was recorded in Japan. We hear the legendary vocal that King did that, with the exception of the drum solo, became an iconic signature of the band. We hear from the band's manager, the former manager, B.B. King's mother and the cast of the film, as well as interviews with both King and his children. The one interview that was left out was with his oldest son, Bob. It was very interesting to see the positive image that the father painted of his son, which was obviously influenced by his father's addiction. The father spoke of how the son did his best to put out King, but he could not because of his addiction. When he told the man that he did not think that King had any choice in his life other than to do his best for his music, the manager was shocked and he told the father that the man was wrong. When he tried to leave, the father was unable to stand. He said that the only reason he stayed was because he wanted his son to live a good life. When we heard the interview with the father and the interview with the son, we heard a much more positive image of King, who was shown to be a loving father and a good musician. The film showed a lot of good points and we have to admit that, in some ways, the history is portrayed in a positive light. It showed how people can be influenced by the music that they hear, and how they can get a deeper sense of themselves through the music. That's a great lesson for those of us who are starting out in our careers. However, this film leaves out many important things. We hear about King's famous racist remark that he had to break a young black man's finger off in order to make a record, which is only a small part of the film. We also hear about King's infidelity, which we hear about not as much in the film as in the rest of the film. We hear about how King was married three times, yet we never hear how his first marriage was such a horrible experience. We hear about King's fight with his wife over the husband-and-wife drug problem, which is an important aspect of the film. When we heard about the battles King had with his son, we heard about the private fights that King had with his son, but we never hear about the public fights that he had with his wife. There are many other issues that the film does not go into much. The film was mostly narrated by King's sons, who were all very engaging in their own way, particularly with their father's alcoholism, drug addiction and self-destructiveness. The only issue I had with the film was how long the film was. It was a little

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Sharon G.

The Gospel of Eureka is an important film, but one which at times gets a bit confused. It is a documentary on The Beatles, which I think is rather amazing, but I must admit that it is just a little bit confusing at times, which I think is the same problem that the film suffers from. At times the film seems to try to explain everything that is going on in The Beatles. If I was to sum it up, it would be a much longer film than it is. My advice to people who have not seen it, is to go and watch it, and then go back to your original films, which are, in my opinion, much better.

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Matthew C.

What a revelation. I've never been a big fan of rock videos, and it's not that I don't like them, I just have a harder time getting past them. I get a kick out of a video like Dio's, which is basically a couple of minutes of a documentary that ends with a video that's filmed directly after the film. But I'm glad to say I've never been blown away like this with a rock video. From the time I saw this documentary, I immediately became a fan. From the beginning, it's incredible. It's very interesting to see how the people involved became so involved with the project, as well as the historical background and factors that led to the making of the film. I was never disappointed in any way. The film is simply wonderful. The producers, directors, cinematographer, actors, crew, everyone was absolutely amazing, and I hope they go on to do other projects, and perhaps become more known. This documentary is an example of how rock videos can be absolutely wonderful. I just hope to see more of these videos. If you're a fan of rock videos, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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Victoria Stanley

In "Kon-Tiki," which was a festival of music, the directors, Stuart Kutsi and Mark Chira, took advantage of an opportunity to bring together the local musicians. These were the musicians who had been historically involved in their community. And they did it with a lot of humility. Their presence is frequently noted in their songs. That was a good thing, and the real reason I wanted to see this film. What they had to say was honest and not manipulative. It was an opportunity to hear these men, even if they were not American, and hear the music that they made. Their work was not successful. It was important to know what this music meant to them. And what happened to them. The filmmakers talked to several musicians who took the time to share their stories. When I interviewed the people I interviewed, I found a lot of nostalgia in the voices. The idea of being able to say something about the importance of music to their families. I loved that. What I did not love was the repetition of the same song. This film is not about the music. It is about these men. I know that is not the intent. The film is about the importance of music. And it is about their music. It is the truth. But it was good to hear the musicians tell their story. They are not sugar-coated. You can tell the artists love what they do. They just wanted to tell it.

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Henry Wong

This film has to be the most well-filmed soundtrack for a rock movie in the last ten years. Led Zeppelin and The Who both make for stellar performances. A good film on several levels. Too many forget how special a song can be. We are all looking for the magic in a song, but in the last few years, it is harder and harder to find it. When I first saw the Rolling Stones' "Tumbling Dice" in the mid 1980s, it was a real standout. It is now perhaps one of the greatest rock songs ever written. Seeing it again in 2012, I realized how much I miss it. At least the movie has some terrific music, good cinematography and slick production design. I really enjoyed this film, and I can't wait to see it again.

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Janice Larson

I'm not a rock star or anything but I loved this film. I've never been a fan of The Beatles but the documentary is well-made, and the music is well-worth listening to. If you like rock music, this is a must. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the subject matter. My wife, who is also a Beatles fan, thought it was a bit too much for her (who was also a bit shocked by the violence portrayed in the film). However, I thought it was great. The documentary did have a lot of extra footage (such as the "Empire Records" concert, the "Bonanza" concert, and the "Shackleton" concert) but it was not boring. I thought it was very educational and had a lot of interesting things to talk about. If you're looking for a rockumentary that makes you want to listen to music, this is it. I don't think it will do very well with most people, but if you like rock music, it's a must-see.

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Tyler Lopez

I had been looking forward to this DVD for a long time, and I finally got a chance to watch it. Although the film is a little too long, it is still a good film. I had expected more of the news footage, the last two minutes of the film showing the most recent event. As mentioned in the Summary, there is also a section with a short biography of John Gill. The portions on Dennis Natt and his presentation about his involvement with the Beatles is really fascinating. I don't think anyone can deny that John Lennon had a musical mind and that he wrote the song "Yellow Submarine" but it's the way he wrote it that is worth remembering. The movie's discussion of The Beatles, the 1970s, and people's reaction to John Lennon's death are some of the more interesting parts of the film. If you're a Beatle fan or know a Beatle fan, you may want to see this. It is a good summary of what happened, how they came to fame and their struggle to keep the music going. It doesn't take an intellectual to see that the Beatles were a band that lived to the moment. Although I could see that their music was over time, I could also see that their music was their life. If you were a fan, you would probably be interested in seeing this movie.

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Rose

I remember watching this documentary in school and being shocked by how much of a shuck it was. I was very sympathetic towards Robert, and thought that the documentary would be a welcome break from what I felt were a series of poorly constructed 'docu-dramas' which made it seem like the 'ugly duckling' documentary. The documentary is generally excellent, but the two lead characters aren't that convincing. The best part of the documentary is seeing the the making of the film. The dramatic scenes are wonderful and especially the final, at the time in history when the song was released, the playing of the song is moving. In the documentary they often talk about the lyrics. This is as true a documentary as you can get. If you have a problem with films and documentaries, this one may not be for you.

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Frances C.

The Church's use of photography is a curious style and style of moving the camera over a scene and giving it a special effect. Though usually in interesting ways, it can be very sad and painful to watch when it happens and it doesn't always work out as well as intended. The performance of the priest who is abusing the girl is a good example. The effect of the effects on the boy who watches it is sad and deeply disturbing to see. There is a scene in which the priest is in front of the boy and he is doing what the priest does. They are both whispering at one another, whispering and making sure they aren't the first to talk. What is that about? To me, that was very disturbing. There are a lot of videos and stills that look like they are from a TV show, such as 'Zoologie', but they don't always work out well. There are some films like this that are not good and should be avoided, such as 'Le temps'.

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Marie Larson

I came into this movie with high hopes and I got what I wanted. I was not disappointed. We are introduced to the players, and each person brings their own voice to the table. The story is interesting, and I found myself entertained by this movie. The pictures are spectacular, the film is moving, and the music fits right into the mood of the film. I did not want to be distracted by something else, so I looked at my watch a couple times. I will recommend this movie to my friends, but don't expect to see a movie of the year, even if that was the goal. If you want to see a movie that will engage you, and is a good story, you will not be disappointed. I look forward to seeing this movie again, and hearing more from the people involved.

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Anthony M.

It is a beautiful picture and it's a must see. Definitely worth seeing. The story of Michael Jackson was based on a biography of an ex-student of his, with the mind of a rock star. We know that Michael's dad was in the news during the time of the scandals, but what we don't know, is that he still suffered because he was a huge threat to his son. But what we do know, is that Michael was the real star of his family. Even his mother didn't enjoy Michael's music. But when Michael started to have success, the mom had to take an attitude to his actions, for him to become a big star. The movie has several great insights into how the celebrity culture is developing in today's culture. Michael Jackson was a very dynamic figure in the world of music and his music had been transformed by a powerful son of a very powerful woman. Michael Jackson had the ability to make everyone feel good, even though he had an inability to create a true masterpiece.

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Frank

I didn't know that there was a group called "Sisters" at UCLA! I thought there was only one Sisters in the world. But the more I listened to this special, the more I realized there are lots of "Sisters" in the world. The group has been around for decades and they make such great music and sing all the time. They even made this special in 1994. I remember the music in the 80's and then they made this special, which is really amazing. I loved this special. I would love to see it again! The amazing people in this group of singers are the best! I recommend it for everybody! There are lots of people who would like to have a special like this. "You're either with us, or against us."

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Emma

Anyone who thought this movie would be some 'babble' about the concept of creativity and flow of consciousness, I highly doubt. Its a combination of the workings of a musical composition with a bit of documentary work, with a special emphasis on the concept of the muse. The documentary approach is extremely simple. Set to a video mix of various compositions, the whole thing is roughly 30 minutes long. For a summary of the concept and music, I recommend this movie. I feel that it works very well for its basic purpose, but what it doesn't have is enough to warrant its long running time. The background music in the beginning is well done, although I felt that it could have been a little more prominent. And that is probably the least critical criticism of this movie I could give. The one positive I can give is the film, which manages to portray the inner workings of the process in a clear and understandable manner. If you have a passion for music, I highly recommend this movie. If you have a love for music, this movie might just be the ticket.

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Stephanie

The Gospel of Eureka is a documentary about the musical genius that is Wayne Shorter and his (most) personal life. The story of the man behind the legendary Rolling Stones is told by various members of the group, as well as those who were close to him during his time with the band. It's an interesting insight into how the music of the Stones became so popular, in spite of Shorter being "drunk and crazy". The final scene of the documentary is a tribute to the late Ed Sullivan, the man who introduced him to the public. A special mention must be made of Paul McCartney, who was a producer for the film and worked with the Stones for several years before Shorter joined them. Paul took a lot of time and care with this documentary and this makes it one of the best documentaries about the great singer. Other celebrities in the documentary include Bob Dylan and other classic rock musicians. This film will surely be one of the most sought after documentaries of our time and I can only hope that Shorter will get the recognition he deserves.

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Sean Vasquez

This documentary is not for the faint of heart. But what it is, is an excellent and compelling insight into the worldwide sensation of Michael Jackson and his enormous musical achievements. The footage is just beautiful, the performances all the more remarkable, and the interviews with the people that surrounded Michael Jackson from the time he was first signed, to the moment he died at age 53. The power and genius of Michael Jackson is a subject that still provokes debate, and the more interesting ones are often the ones that were given lesser attention and are of lesser importance in history. It is this documentary that continues to inspire and inform through many interviews with people and their children who were touched by this man and are now successful in their own lives. It is a testament to the man and the power of his talent and it is no surprise to learn that he was an even bigger inspiration to millions of people than himself. This is a must see documentary for anyone who is interested in the life and music of Michael Jackson, and anyone who would like to be a bit more enlightened about the man and his legacy.

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Louis Meyer

It's a shame to say that a documentary is not the best place to get the real story of one of the most important composers of the 20th century, just because it's a lot more long than you probably expect. Indeed, I think the documentaries on the 20th century (Leo Tolstoy, Tolstoy, Lenin) are far more interesting than this one. But still, it's pretty nice, to know that the late 20th century was full of huge, fascinating music, that as a result had a big influence on the lives of millions of people. The DVD contains a lot of very nice music, with some classics of the early 20th century. There is a commentary with the composer, his wife, the violinist, and the musician who played his final concert. There are also interviews with musicians who were among the first known fans of Wagner, as well as interviews with the composer himself. The commentary is very interesting, I could talk for hours about the history of musical theater in Europe, and its influence on music from the 20th century. And, most of all, it is interesting to see how these young musicians, all from one region or another, who had to find their own direction, adapted to the music of Wagner, and learned it as a way of life, how the composition of his music became a kind of drug. The film is still fascinating to me. The songs are wonderful, so is the music. But for me it's the music that will stay with me long after this film. I can tell you with a high degree of confidence that none of the filmmakers could have made this film without it.

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Kyle Morrison

If you haven't heard about this documentary before, you might want to sit down for a little while before seeing it. It's something that I plan to watch again and again. Basically, a group of musical theater artists, or their real life musical theater peers, come together to create a music video that has been produced in two years. This video gets their attention as it's very well made and has a few good songs that they can all sing along to. They also set out to make a music video that they can all sing along to. The best songs are then recorded in their homes and that's where the real fun begins. They record the songs in their homes in a studio and then they post the video on the internet. For this is one thing I love about this documentary, as the music video takes place entirely within a home. Each home has its own creative set up for a music video. It's really cool to watch these guys create their video and actually have it made with a home studio. There's also a great group of different people that have connections with the people in the video. You see people from the band watching the video, the film crew, and even people who are close friends of the musicians in the video. It's really cool to see what the musicians have to say about the video, as you can actually see and hear a lot of the different perspectives on the video. It's actually quite interesting to see how they all act in front of the camera and you can see that they're all acting and responding to what they're seeing and hearing. Some of them may be a little bit nervous, as they don't want to sound stupid, but there's also a lot of different emotions that some of them express on the camera, especially in the scenes where they sing to the camera. Overall, this is an amazing documentary that is very interesting and worth watching. I'm going to see it again and maybe I'll write up a little bit about it so that people can learn about what it's like to make a music video.

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Randy Lawrence

The GDT documentary brings back the world of Stravinsky and his compositions, accompanied by brilliant performers. By now, it is clear that it is by far the best Stravinsky documentary to date. The documentary is quite light and breezy, almost a documentary of itself, as the interviews and discussions are endless. The performances are fantastic, the sound quality is excellent, and the interviews are funny and lively. It does get tedious and dull towards the end of the documentary, but it is still one of the best documentaries on Stravinsky and his music.

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Marilyn Holland

I wanted to see this film because I am a guitarist and I love hearing the stories and songs of the great musicians that have made an impact on my life. I thought the band itself was extremely talented, even with the minor splicing of original material and more use of the more successful stuff. I found myself agreeing with the sentiments and emotions of the musicians as they shared their stories. I learned that "guitar" means just that - a guitar, not a head. And that it's not only for rockstars. The guitarist I know (and am) is very musical and plays the instrument very well, but not in a way that makes him more popular than the other musicians. We are all different, and that is the beauty of the guitar. Not just rockstars, and not just a handful of rockstars. For those of you who don't know the story of "The Beatles", you might have heard the following: Beatle fame is created when a young aspiring musician named George Harrison learns that his teacher (and friend) would be going to meet the rock royalty "The Beatles", but instead finds out that he is to be their teacher. And that he was a bit of a total loser, since his parents are dead and his little brother is a saint. He goes to England, eventually becoming an ardent Beatle fan, while the growing band members set out for New York. In the US, Beatlemania is born. And their success is not exactly the pinnacle of their music, but nevertheless it is a significant event in the history of music. Many things are said about it, but if you pay attention to the lyrics and the music, it all makes sense. The first thing I will say is that many things are said about the music, and the part that is hard to understand is the concept of it being a "symbol" for the whole world. The Beatles were not just an expression of the American music scene. They were an expression of a different world. But again, the music is very successful and the lyrics do not only make sense on the surface. I am thinking of songs like "Love Me Do", "Strawberry Fields Forever", and "I Want To Hold Your Hand". I also think of "And Your Bird Can Sing" and "When I'm Sixty-Four". And I would say that most of the music we have heard and listened to is the Beatles, but not all of them are equally influential. You could have the Beatles who are very popular in the U.S. as a concept, but a large number of their fans, like myself, are also fans of the later "White Album". When I first heard that the band's manager was leaving the group, I wondered how I was going to hear it. And that is the joy of music, it is also the joy of movie. The Beatles would not be as famous as they were if not for their music. To my surprise, the actual film does a good job at presenting what I found to be important and resonating in the movie, the music. I would say that it is entertaining and interesting. The musicians are very entertaining as well, especially the one from the Isley Brothers who was recently promoted to a four-stringed guitar player. I was impressed with him. The stories were also very interesting, the differences between the groups and the music was similar. All in all, I would say that this is a movie that is worth seeing.

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Jeremy W.

An amazing documentary that shows the magnitude of the impact that the birth of the Beatles had on so many lives around the world. They clearly came from humble beginnings and the hardships of life were not "hardship" in any literal sense. But just the social impact of the Beatles and their music can be seen throughout the film. It shows the lengths that they went to for people to hear their music, and the pressures they had to live up to their public image. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all gave wonderful performances, and it really shows how much they sacrificed to make the music they made. Their lives have been enriched forever, and I highly recommend this documentary to anyone that has ever lived through the turn of the century. Bravo to the wonderful people involved in this film!

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Mary

The Gospel of Eureka (2015) is a documentary short film made in 2011 about "The Gospel of Eureka." The message of the film is about love, self-worth, life and dying, and the struggles and relationships that exist within these areas. The film focuses on each character in the film and their journey through life and death. The film was directed by William Friedkin who previously directed a couple of movies, "Imitation of Life" and "Made of Honor." The musical score for the film is by George C. Scott and the film was edited by Daniel Clowes. You can view the film at http://www.thescammpresents.com/gospel-of-eureka/