The Delta
The Delta (1997)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 5, 2005
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Emanuel Levy

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.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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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Richard Porton
Film Journal International

Although Sachs cannot sustain the cinematic promise of The Delta's early sequences, his moral seriousness and technical finesse merit attention.

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