The Delta (1997)
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The largest part of this film concerns the efforts of two young Southern men to come to terms with their homosexuality. This is complicated for John by the fact that he is a Vietnamese immigrant, and for Lincoln by his otherwise comfortable, even cozy assimilation into his slightly genteel Southern Jewish middle-class community. The two of them meet as Lincoln is riding around in his car, and at one point they take a trip together down the Mississippi River in Lincoln's father's boat. This film is notable for its unsparing depiction of small-town Southern gay life. Some sexual situations are depicted. … More
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Critic Reviews for The Delta
This intimate gay drama, about the complex relationship between a white adolescent and a Vietnamese immigrant, displays a fresh voice but suffers from structural flaws and ultra-modest production values.
The film now seems more infuential and prescient than ever, a signature work that heralded a revived interest in 'Queer' cinema while pointing the way toward an ever more influential documentarian and micro-budgeted American independent film scene.
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