The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek (2013)

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Ken Burns meets Spinal Tap in a subversive tour de force relaying the outrageous life stories of four forgotten Civil War heroes: an opium-addicted gay colonel, an aging Chinese launderer, a nerdy escaped slave, and a one-armed teenaged prostitute. Both wickedly satirical and deeply affectionate, The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek tells the "100% true" story of how these oddball outsiders saved the Union from a nefarious foreign plot, only to have their stunning victory stricken from the history … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Wendy Jo Cohen
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On DVD: Nov 11, 2013
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In some ways, its comic license is no more a betrayal of history than some of the liberties taken by Steven Spielberg and "Lincoln."

Full Review… | June 25, 2013
Wall Street Journal
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Satisfyingly sends up pious History Channel-style treatments of the conflict, gathering steam and inspiration as it progresses.

Full Review… | June 25, 2013
Variety
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None of this, unfortunately, is all that funny, although there's daffy charm to some moments.

Full Review… | March 1, 2013
New York Post
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There are so many ideas and so much imaginative play here that the movie can barely contain them.

Full Review… | February 28, 2013
New York Times
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The imaginary heroes never spring to life.

Full Review… | February 26, 2013
Village Voice
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An obvious labor of love, the film successfully comments on gays in the military, racism, xenophobia, and sexism in a sly, entertaining manner throughout.

Full Review… | July 9, 2013
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