Gay Chorus Deep South

100 mins.
Directed by  David Charles Rodrigues
NR
2019
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Mon, 8/26

This screening is free to Amherst Cinema Members.

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 travel from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the bridge in Selma. They perform 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.