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Black, devoutly Christian, and gay – musician and coal miner Earl Gilmore lived two lives in his rural town, inventing himself in joy and pain.

A FILM BY ANDREW GARRISON

COMING IN 2021

Black, devoutly Christian, and gay – musician and coal miner Earl Gilmore lived two lives in his rural town, inventing himself in joy and pain.

A FILM BY ANDREW GARRISON

COMING IN 2021

ABOUT

A portrait of a charismatic, African-American musician in rural Virginia goes off the rails when he reveals his sexuality on-camera, but not in public. After 30 rolls of film, the young filmmaker does not know how to make this film, but can’t abandon it. 35 years later the filmmaker returns to unravel this tale of self-invention, missing queer history, and finds a more complicated story than he imagined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANDREW GARRISON

DIRECTOR

Andrew Garrison directs both documentary and fiction. He lived and worked in Appalachia for more than a dozen years as a filmmaker at Appalshop, the renown media arts center in Eastern Kentucky. His work has been in festivals from SXSW and Sundance to Rotterdam and Locarno, broadcast on PBS, and earned Guggenheim, Rockefeller, AFI and NEA fellowships. TRASH DANCE, his previous film, was given Special Jury Recognition at its SXSW premiere and went on to win the Audience Award for Best Feature at both AFI/Silverdocs and the Full Frame Festival, among other awards.

ANDREW GARRISON

DIRECTOR

Andrew Garrison directs both documentary and fiction. He lived and worked in Appalachia for more than a dozen years as a filmmaker at Appalshop, the renown media arts center in Eastern Kentucky. His work has been in festivals from SXSW and Sundance to Rotterdam and Locarno, broadcast on PBS, and earned Guggenheim, Rockefeller, AFI and NEA fellowships. TRASH DANCE, his previous film, was given Special Jury Recognition at its SXSW premiere and went on to win the Audience Award for Best Feature at both AFI/Silverdocs and the Full Frame Festival, among other awards.

Andrew and Earl, Clinchco, Virginia 1985.

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