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Where Are We?  Our Trip Through America
     

Where Are We? Our Trip Through America

Director: Robert Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

Cast: Robert Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

 
This documentary came about because the filmmakers were curious about life in a part of the United States that seemed completely alien to them from their perspective as gay men living in San Francisco. Thus, at the end of the Gulf War, they took a trip to the American South and asked anyone who would let them point a microphone at them such questions as: "What are

Overview

This documentary came about because the filmmakers were curious about life in a part of the United States that seemed completely alien to them from their perspective as gay men living in San Francisco. Thus, at the end of the Gulf War, they took a trip to the American South and asked anyone who would let them point a microphone at them such questions as: "What are your hopes for the future?" "Are You happy?" For the most part, the individuals questioned reveal such insular, even ignorant perspectives, that it gave even hardened reviewers a bit of a chill. One of the odder individuals they found along the way was a man who had created his own personal Graceland to please his wife, a rabid Elvis fan. No effort was made to create a coherent theme, as the documentary is basically a record of the men's trip. However, they do make an effort to investigate gay life in the South, and these investigations were reportedly the highlights of the film.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2004
UPC:
0717119924447
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Yorker Video
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:15:00

Special Features

Filmmakers' photo gallery; Outtakes with directors' commentary; Scene selections

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. The People I Meet [2:38]
3. People From Other Countries [3:09]
4. The Bus [4:20]
5. A God Fearing Place [4:01]
6. Like a Cathedral [3:54]
7. Off Limits Establishment [7:46]
8. Not Jealous of Elvis [4:19]
9. Eat at Blue & White [3:56]
10. Doggin' [5:05]
11. Watching the Bus [6:43]
12. Hope for the Future [2:15]
13. My Luck Will Change [4:43]
14. Two Kinds of Luck [4:31]
15. To Become a Superstar [6:21]
16. A Good Day for America [3:35]
17. Strangers After All [5:17]

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