Where Are We? Our Trip Through America

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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 6/8/2004
  • UPC: 717119924447
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Yorker Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:15:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Robert Epstein Director, Producer
Jeffrey Friedman Director, Producer
Ned Bastille Editor
Jean de Segonzac Cinematographer
Daniel Licht Score Composer
Mark Roy Sound/Sound Designer
Sharon Wood Associate Producer
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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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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Features
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Outtakes
      Outtakes With Commentary
      Photo Gallery
   New Yorker Films
      The Times of Harvey Milk: Play Trailer
      Paragraph 175: Play Trailer
      Trembling Before G_d: Play Trailer
      Stone Reader: Play Trailer
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