One of the sweetest movie love stories of all time" - Time Out New York
Rarely has a film garnered such high levels of critical praise as SOUTHERN COMFORT, a breakout hit and winner at nearly 20 major film festivals including the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. From Seattle to Florida, from San Francisco to Berlin, SOUTHERN COMFORT has mesmerized audiences and critics alike with its rare blend of humor, tragedy, and romance.
At the heart of SOUTHERN COMFORT is a beautiful and remarkable love story, more touching and captivating than anything fiction could ever create. With a masterful eye for emotional detail, award-winning filmmaker Kate Davis takes us to the back hills of Georgia and into the world of Robert Eads, a 52-year-old wise-cracking cowboy, warm and gregarious, who was born female and later transitioned into living as a man after bearing two sons. The film finds Robert fifteen years later, during the extraordinary last year of his life, as he falls headlong into a passionate romance with Lola, a vivacious and magnetic woman who was born male.
One of the most remarkable documentaries of our time about gender, family, and love relationships, SOUTHERN COMFORT is an illuminating and deeply moving film–a world of contradictions where good old boys who drive pick-up trucks and shoot the breeze around the barbecue double as 21st century pioneers, courageously forging a new world for themselves, and for us.
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