Gay Chorus Deep South


Gay Chorus Deep South

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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 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.


Critic Reviews for Gay Chorus Deep South

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

  • There's a lesson here that applies to more than just LGBT political causes: To heal the country and move on, we must reach across the divide and listen to one another.

    May 6, 2019 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Top Critic
  • There are some revealing human moments along the journey. But in telling the personal stories, the film sometimes falters.

    May 1, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [A] crowd-pleasing documentary.... The film showcases the music, of course, which is wonderful, but it is how the chorus changes the minds of the people they meet-and how the people change the minds of the chorus-that reverberates.

    Jun 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The film conveys a strong message of openness, while also presenting the SFGMC's southern tour as a fierce act of resistance.

    Jun 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The end result is a largely feel-good tour full of both heartwarming and tough conversations amid some excellent music.

    May 31, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The individual stories of the chorus members are the film's strongest elements.

    May 3, 2019 | Full Review…

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