Gay Chorus Deep South
Directed by David Charles Rodrigues. US. 2019. NR. 1 hour 40 minutes. The Film Collaborative. Digital.
Sponsored by LGBT Equality Alliance of Chester County
Fri., June 21, 2019 thru Sat., June 22, 2019
Pennsylvania Premiere of the Toast of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival!
In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws 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 travelled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the bridge in Selma. They performed 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. The conversations and connections that emerge offer a glimpse of a less divided America, where the things that divide us—faith, politics, sexual identity—are set aside by the soaring power of music, humanity and a little drag.