86. SOUTHERN COMFORT
dir. Kate Davis
world premiere 2001
U.S. release 2001
Because the cruel plight of a charismatic, belatedly visible Southern gentleman becomes a prism through which we
perceive a community of friends who are also, in good times and bad, a family, as well as a social critique that
warrants the air time, and a plainspoken snapshot of what happiness looks like, whatever its eventual tolls.