The Delta
The Delta (1997)

During a slow summer, a teenager avoids his girlfriend and comfortable suburban family life to cruise the Memphis streets, where he picks up a Vietnamese immigrant. With a vivid and granular evocation of its Southern locales, using… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 15, 1997
DVD Release Date: July 5, 2005
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
Variety

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.

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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