Loud Mouth Queer. 108 min., United States
“Comfortable people do not change.” – Ray Hill
On the eve of Marriage Equality in 2015, a massive heart attack threatens the life of an aging activist, whose recovery reveals (despite decades in the fight) how the history of progress begins to fade.
“Loud Mouth Queer” reignites the story of a flawed man who fought for decades – both friends & enemies alike – and whose work from the margins led a grassroots effort to connect the Texas LGBT movement to a larger, national stage.
An #AmDocs2020 Film Festival Official Selection, this all-new documentary feature (based on the award-winning short doc “The Trouble with Ray”) takes a nuanced, unflinching look back at the ruckus of Ray Hill’s outrageous (sometimes embroidered) charm offensive as a lone-star original – and how speaking to power, despite rapid social change, always sounds the same.