The Eddies

Angelo Madsen Minax

2018 | 00:16:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: City, Documentary, LGBTQ, Sexuality, Transgender, War

​From below ground, a man named Eddie describes flood lines, levees and trivial histories of the crumbling infrastructure of Memphis, TN. In this same city, the filmmaker, a recent transsexual transplant, watches military propaganda and contemplates masculine connectivity as he attempts to integrate into the American South. He posts a Craigslist ad asking men to masturbate on-camera with their firearms. He receives a single response from a man whose name is also Eddie.
Paced, static images of Mississippi River currents, freight trains and decaying architecture mark the above-ground landscape of Memphis, while shaky, handheld darkness, with flickers of light, depict glimpses of the city's underground tunnels. The encounter between the filmmaker and "Eddie No. 2" is revealed on camera, explicitly. The underground world becomes a lens through which the challenges of the above-ground world can be reconsidered.


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Prizes + Awards

Jury Award, Berganale, Konvent Zero, Colonial Rosal, Spain, 2019

Jury Award, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL, 2019

Jury Award, Kurzfilm Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 2019

Jury Award, FLEX Experimental Film Festival, Tampa, FL, 2019


Toronto Queer Film Festival

Exhibitions + Festivals

Queer World-Mending, Flaherty Film Seminar, 2023

European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany

Kurzfilm Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany 

Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL 

FLEX: Florida Experimental Film Festival, Tampa, FL 

Electrified Identities, Cinema Camp, Salos, Lithuania

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

Fringe! Queer Film Festival, London, UK

Toronto Queer Film Festival, Toronto, ON