Queens and Cowboys

Join Indievents and Club David, Wednesday, January 7th, for the South Dakota Premier of the award winning documentary Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year On the Gay Rodeo.

We are kicking off the new year with a very hot documentary which has won numerous awards at several film festivals including: Best Documentary at Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Best American Documentary Feature an the American Documentary Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature at the Arizona International Film Festival, and many more including several audience awards!

Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo chronicles a complete season of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA). Roping and riding across North America, the IGRA's courageous cowboys and cowgirls brave challenges both in and out of the arena on their quest to qualify for the World Finals at the end of the season. Along the way, they'll bust every stereotype in the book.

The film tells the story of five members of the International Gay Rodeo Association. From Wade Earp, a descendant of cowboy legend Wyatt Earp and one of the best competitors on the circuit; to Char Duran, a female bull rider who's never won a buckle but seems determined to die trying; Queens & Cowboys weaves the stories of its protagonists over the course of an entire rabble-rousing year.

An unprecedented look at the strength it takes to be gay in the rural west, this film explores the many struggles threatening the IGRA and the LGBTQ community at large, how far society has come on the subject of LGBTQ equality, and how far we still have to go.

Director Matt Livadary will join us live via Skype following the film for an audience Q and A session.

The screening will be held at Club David in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door.

All profits will be donated to the Sioux Falls AIDS Walk Benevolence Fund.