Gay Chorus Deep South

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Showings

Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Sep 28 4:00 PM

Description

2019 | USA | 100 min
In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco
Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. Led by Gay Chorus Conductor Dr.Tim Seelig and joined by The
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir,the tour brings a message of music, love and acceptance, to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. Over 300 singers traveled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the bridge in Selma, performing in churches, community centers and concert halls in hopes of uniting us in a time of difference. The journey also challenges Tim and other Chorus members who fled the South to confront their own fears, pain and prejudices, on a journey towards reconciliation. What emerges is a less divided America, where the lines that divides us—faith, politics, sexual identity—are erased through the soaring power of music, humanity and a little drag.

Writer & Director David Charles Rodrigues
Producers Bud Johnston, Jesse Moss

FESTIVALS
2019: Tribeca (World Premiere)
AWARDS
Audience Award—Documentary
(Tribeca), Audience Award for Best
Documentary and Best Music
Documentary (NorthwestFest),
Audience Award—Best Documentary
(Pink Apple Zurich)