Gay Chorus Deep South

Saturday, September 21 at 1:00 pm

Screening Location: Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764

SCREENING SPONSOR: Catskills Pride

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 embarked 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 brought 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 challenged 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 divide us—faith, politics, sexual identity—are erased through the soaring power of music, humanity and a little drag.

Director: David Charles Rodrigues

Producers: Bud Johnston, Jesse Moss

Cinematographer: Adam Hobbs

Editor: Jeff Gilbert

Music: Bryan Senti

2019 | USA | 97 min