Greetings from Out Here

Ellen Spiro

1993 | 00:57:20 | United States | English | Color | Mono |

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Documentary, European Film/Video, LGBTQ

Spiro traveled for one year on the backroads of the southern United States gathering footage for this mobile video project. Accompanied by her dog Sam and a video camera, she travels from Virginia to Texas and back. Her van (which breaks down frequently) serves as office, apartment, editing suite, and runabout. From the many insightful portraits of small town gay and lesbian Southerners, to the celebratory events of the Texas Gay Rodeo, Rhythm Fest, a gay Mardi Gras ball, and the Rural Fairy Gathering, Spiro’s witty eye and spectacular footage capture the richness, vitality and courage of “out” gay Southern life. Through her adventures, she not only discovers strength in the many diverse gay and lesbian people she gets to know, but also allows spontaneous encounters with local eccentrics and mechanics to highlight her road documentary.

Major funding for this program was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through the Independent Television Service.

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Exhibitions + Festivals

Dallas Video Festival, 1993

Inside Out ( Canada ), 1994

Images Festival of Independant Film and Video (Canada), 1994

ImageOut (Rochester, NY), 2002