Southern Comfort


1h 30m 2000

Brief Synopsis

The true-life love story between a spirited cowboy and a city gal, with a big twist. Robert Eads is a female-to-male transsexual suffering from ovarian cancer who faces sure death after 20 doctors have refused to treat him for his condition. Far away from Atlanta's city lights, Robert makes a life f

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Production Company
Hbo Documentary Films
Distribution Company
Cinedigm; New Video; New Video Dvd; Salzgeber & Co. Medien Gmbh
Location
Toaccoa, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

The true-life love story between a spirited cowboy and a city gal, with a big twist. Robert Eads is a female-to-male transsexual suffering from ovarian cancer who faces sure death after 20 doctors have refused to treat him for his condition. Far away from Atlanta's city lights, Robert makes a life for himself and his family-his two families: his biological family of two parents, two sons by birth, and a darling three-year-old grandson; and his chosen family of two female-to-male transsexual sons, Maxwell and Cass. Robert is falling in love with Lola Cola, a sultry male-to-female transsexual, but as hard as he tries to resist, in the face of his impending death, the romance blooms beautifully in bittersweet irony. The chronicle follows the final year of Robert Eads' life in which his final dream is to make it to the Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta, the nation's preeminent transgendered gathering.

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Production Company
Hbo Documentary Films
Distribution Company
Cinedigm; New Video; New Video Dvd; Salzgeber & Co. Medien Gmbh
Location
Toaccoa, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Golden Gate Award for Best Documentary at the 2001 San Francisco International Film Festival.

Winner of the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2001 Florida Film Festival.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film - Documentary at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States August 2001

Released in United States February 2001

Released in United States January 2001

Released in United States July 2001

Released in United States June 2001

Released in United States on Video March 25, 2003

Released in United States September 2000

Released in United States Winter February 21, 2001

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 7-18, 2001.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 12-26, 2001.

Shown at Florida Film Festival June 8-17, 2001.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Documentary Competition) July 5-14, 2001.

Shown at OUTFEST 2001: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 12-23, 2001.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 19 - May 3, 2001.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentaries: Truth With an Attitude) May 24 - June 17, 2001.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 2001.

Shown at the IFP Market/(IFFM) in New York City September 15-22, 2000.

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 19 - May 3, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentaries: Truth With an Attitude) May 24 - June 17, 2001.)

Released in United States January 2001 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 2001.)

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 7-18, 2001.)

Released in United States July 2001 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Documentary Competition) July 5-14, 2001.)

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at Florida Film Festival June 8-17, 2001.)

Released in United States July 2001 (Shown at OUTFEST 2001: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 12-23, 2001.)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at the IFP Market/(IFFM) in New York City September 15-22, 2000.)

Broadcast in USA over HBO November 2001.

Released in United States on Video March 25, 2003

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Released in United States August 2001 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 12-26, 2001.)

Released in United States Winter February 21, 2001