Official Selection Toronto Film Festival '96 - Sundance'97 Dramatic Competition - San Francisco International Film Festival '97 - Los Angeles Outfest '97 - San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Film Festival '97.
"astonishing...a veritable rewrite of the Huck Finn myth."
B. Ruby Rich, SIGHT AND SOUND
"Complex and ultimately haunting."
Glen Helfand, S.F. BAY GUARDIAN
"A new way to talk about class, race and sexuality."
Peter Bowen, FILMMAKER
Dennis Dermody, PAPER
"More like a European art film from back in the day than an American independent, The Delta is a remarkably assured feature debut from writer-director Sachs."
Billy Lux, TIME OUT NEW YORK
Ira Sach's stunning first feature charts a long, hot, steamy night and an enigmatic encounter between three boys, a spicy gumbo of love, sex and race stewed in a Louisiana pot. Moody and unpredictable, THE DELTA holds your attention in the same way that snakes are said to hypnotize their prey. Lincoln, a nice Jewish boy, is compulsively drawn to danger which leads to an encounter with John, a denizen of pool halls and porno theaters. Completely original and utterly fascinating, THE DELTA defies predictability. A remarkable discovery and World Premiere.
45TH MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL