Alkali, Iowa

USA, 1995
17 minutes
Mark Christopher
  • JD Cerna
  • Mary Beth Hurt
  • Ed Seamon
  • Ellen Hamilton-Latzen
  • Kent Broadhurst
  • Greg Villepique


Whilst weeding a bean field a young, closet gay farmer unearths a strange "family treasure" of hidden erotica. When Jack discovers to which one of his relatives this treasure once belonged he finally finds the courage to declare his true sexuality. And so for him the 4th of July becomes his own personal "declaration of independence".

BIOGRAPHY Mark Christopher

Born on a farm near Fort Dodge, Iowa on 9.7.1961. Studied at the University of Iowa, in Lisbon and in Paris. Made his debut as a director with the short, THE DEAD BOY'S CLUB, which won several awards. Graduates in film studies at Columbia University in 1995. Lives in New York. 

FILMOGRAPHY Mark Christopher (selection)

2015 54: The Director's Cut 2012 Real Life: The Musical 2007 Heartland  2005 Pizza 1998 54 1995 Alkali, Iowa 1993 The Dead Boys' Club 1990 The Language of Boys 1984 A Gourmet's Delight  



Production company
Wildword Productions
Original title
Alkali, Iowa