The Delta
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In this dreamy, gay-themed indie, the debut from writer/director Ira Sachs, two young Southerners from very different backgrounds come together, move apart and continue on their separate paths -- with surprising results. Inarticulate, handsome Lincoln Bloom (Shayne Gray), son of an affluent Jewish family in Memphis, TN, cruises the gut looking for gay sex but also leads a second existence hanging out with his rowdy high-school friends, including Monica (Rachel Zan Huss), his dainty blond girlfriend. One night, Lincoln enjoys wordless sex with Ming Nguyen (Thang Chan), aka John, the immigrant… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"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."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Although Sachs cannot sustain the cinematic promise of The Delta's early sequences, his moral seriousness and technical finesse merit attention."
‑ Richard Porton, Film Journal International
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