Horse Dreams in BBQ Country

1996 | Parenting/Family / Race and Culture / Relationships | 20m | USA
Directors: Daniel Baer

Horse Dreams in BBQ Country charmed in its 1996 release and continues to, thanks to a bittersweet portrayal of the long-time love between two gay ranchers in the patriotic, lottery-crazy land of South Texas. Though they struggle to make ends meet, Mario Borjas—Tejano to the core—and David Ewell, a Texas transplant, have somehow managed to fashion a rural life that has revolved around horses and each other for 14 years. A sweet short documentary about love the love that can be created in any place and any time.

Reviews and Awards

“A gem … sweetly implodes several myths about gayness in rural America.”—San Francisco Bay Guardian