POV has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights for the documentary The Gospel of Eureka for its 32nd season, which kicks off on PBS in June.
Directed by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher, The Gospel of Eureka takes a look at negotiating the differences between religion and belief through performance, political action and partnership. Palmieri and Mosher use compassion and humor to build bridges between religious faith and sexual orientation in the doc. The Gospel of Eureka will premiere at Quad Cinemas in New York on February 8, and run through February 14.
POV, produced by American Documentary and broadcasting on PBS since 1988, is American television’s longest-running documentary series.
Directors Palmieri and Mosher said: “Cinema, like theater, can heighten our belief or make us believe the unbelievable. It can also disrupt and deconstruct our belief. Without condescension, we hope to show that what is crass, campy or even profane in the eyes of one group is sacred and full of communal significance in the eyes of another.”
Chris White, executive producer of POV, added: “The Gospel of Eureka may subvert your understanding of what it means to be spiritual. With its wide cast of characters, one would assume this town is deeply divided, but the film’s focus on community, and our shared humanity, illustrates that there is a home for everyone.”