The Gospel of Eureka
Mx Justin Vivian Bond narrates the tale of a Passion Play and a Christian drag show happily co-existing in small-town Arkansas.
Tickets for the Sunday 31 March 17:50 performance will go on sale to BFI Champions Wed 13 Mar 11:30, to BFI Members Wed 13 Mar 12:30 and to the public from Thu 14 Mar 11:30. This screening has English language subtitles, including descriptions of non-dialogue audio, for customers who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.
Dir Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher
Prod Charlotte Cook
Sales Cinetic Media
With a population of just over 2,000, the Bible Belt town of Eureka Springs is not necessarily where you’d expect to find a thriving gay community. Having voted in a Non-Discrimination Ordinance to protect LGBTQ+ rights (a first in Arkansas) and stop the dreaded trans-exclusionary bathroom bill, the townsfolk are a lesson in togetherness. Fundamentalists and drag queens seem to get along just fine in this haven of enlightenment and kitsch Americana. Home to a Victorian-style tourist resort, the main draw is a Christian theme park of sorts, complete with a huge stage set of Biblical Jerusalem where 170 actors lip-sync a Passion Play. Scenes from this spectacle are interspersed with another lip-sync show in town where local queens wow the crowds of cowgirls and boys with all the gay pride gospel and country hits.
A limited number of Access tickets have been ring-fenced for guests with specific seating requirements including aisle seats for guests with restricted mobility and seating for BSL interpreted events in order to provide the best sight lines.
The Access tickets service is available to anyone who:
- Has specific seating needs.
- Would like to book specific accessibility services e.g. audio description headsets.
- Is a wheelchair user.
- Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance.
- Requires specific accessibility information about the venue.
- Requires extra assistance when at a venue.
How to book
Call the Box Office +44 (0)20 7928 3232
Quote ‘ACCESS’ (lines are open 11:30am to 8:30pm daily)
Access tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and are subject to BFI priority membership booking periods.