October 20 – 23

100 MIN

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It’s 2016. Trump wins the election. Anti-LGBTQ+ laws are enacted in Mississippi and North Carolina. In response, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus tour the Deep South with a choral message of peace and unity. For many of these Californian expats, the tour proves an emotional journey through the churches and concert halls of their home states. Conductor/ex-Southerner Tim Seelig rails with justifiable anger against the “Southern veneer” of hospitality, one that often conceals a deep bigotry. Yet this road-trip encounters another South: from supportive pastors and right-wing radio hosts to queer youths torn between their families and identities. Along the way, Gay Chorus Deep South lets us envision a country brought closer together by the infectious pull of choir music. -ST