Small Town Gay Bar
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Director Malcolm Ingram offers a poignant look at the struggle waged by rural gay Americans to find a place of their own in the heartland with a film that shows just how hard it can be to fit in when homophobia and intolerance are the status quo. In the Deep South, gay bars often provide a place of refuge to people who would otherwise be shunned for their sexual preferences. As the owners of two Mississippi gay bars speak candidly about their constant struggle to maintain their presence in hostile territory, what emerges is a telling tale about the ongoing struggle for equal rights in the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Ingram illustrates how gay bars function as oases of acceptance and alternative families for his good-humored, enduring subjects."
‑ David Rooney, Variety
"Inherently moving and excruciatingly truthful, Malcolm Ingram's small town gay bar is the story of real people in a real place, documenting their fight to create a family of love and acceptance in a world that has offered them none."
‑ Sally Foster, Film Threat
"While we're used to seeing movies about young men and women leaving their hometowns behind to live their lives openly in a big city, Gay Bar shows us the people who have decided to stay in their hometowns but still stake out the life that they choo"
‑ Alonso Duralde, AfterElton.com
"...not only makes it clear that people can be brave and resourceful in the face of intolerance, they can also throw a great party."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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