September 15-23, 2019

Gay Chorus Deep South

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Gay Chorus Deep South

Synopsis

Led by San Francisco 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.

Filmmaker Biography

David Charles Rodrigues is a Greek-American-Brazilian filmmaker and equal rights activist. He is a Sundance New Frontier and Doc lab fellow. His work leverages art, music, and cinematic narratives to Trojan-horse challenging messages into people’s hearts and minds. Rodrigues’ short films and commercials have garnered over 1 billion views online, and have been featured at MOCA Los Angeles, MOCA Tei Pei, The San Jose New Media Biennial, Skirball Cultural Center, The Art Directors Club, Cannes Lions, and Art Basel Miami. Gay Chorus Deep South is his feature documentary debut.

Schedule

  • a/perture cinema, Winston-Salem, NC. Sunday 9/15/2019
  • The Capitol Arts Center, Bowling Green, KY. Tuesday 9/17/2019
  • Broward College, Davie, FL. Thursday 9/19/2019
  • South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cutler Bay, FL. Friday 9/20/2019
  • Tropic Cinema, Key West, FL. Sunday 9/22/2019
  • Allied Arts, Milledgeville, GA. Monday 9/23/2019