|The Sons of Tennessee Williams
A film by Tim Wolff
80 minutes, color, English, 2011
Mardi Gras, drag royalty and a glittering civil rights revolution - where else could these elements come together but in New Orleans? Interweaving archival footage with contemporary interviews, The Sons of Tennessee Williams tells the story of New Orleans' gay Mardi Gras across five decades and uncovers the history of the first civil rights for gay Americans.
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"Southern grace and Mardi Gras glamour. A new chapter in the history of gay rights."
"Fascinating...quite dramatic!" - New York Magazine
"Glitz, glamour, sparkle and fun! A uniquely engaging, consciousness-raising revelation of the evolution of gay rights." - Los Angeles Times
"Irrepressibly funny!" - The New York Times
"Captures the heart and soul of what has become a sort of Boys Gone Wild As Girls parade. Do Papa Tennessee a favor. Put on your Sunday clothes, top them off with three layers of feathers and bugle beads, and check out this movie!" - Village Voice
"The significance of this story canít be overstated." - The AV Club
"Entertaining, captivating and joyful in its celebration of one of the most valuable stories in gay history." - Inside Out: Toronto LBGT Film Festival
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