Gay Chorus Deep South


Gay Chorus Deep South

Director: David Charles Rodrigues
2019 | USA | 98m


To combat the reemergence of anti-LGBTQ+ laws brought upon by the Trump era, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus boldly toured areas of the southern United States, bringing their message of love and inclusion for everyone. In 2017, joined by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the SFGMC toured areas of the southern United States with the most discriminatory anti-LGBTQ+ laws, including Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. Director David Charles Rodrigues combines modern-day truths with historical perspective to chronicle this intense, moving, and inspirational journey.

As the diverse group treks through the South, the film focuses on individual stories with universal implications. Many chorus members return to cities, towns, and states that they fled decades before, uncovering surprising changes and heartbreaking new realities. By going directly to areas where they are least likely to be accepted, the chorus members use one-to-one human connections and the healing power of music to foster change. Fueled by powerful live performances and colorful characters, this dynamic documentary captures the heart and soul of a contemporary civil rights movement.


Following Gay Chorus Deep South, celebrate the wrap of Frameline43 and Pride 2019 at our Closing Night Party at Oasis (298 11th Street at Folsom Street). Enjoy delicious bites from Curryous Catering and smooth Tito's Handmade Vodka cocktails as we announce the winners of the AT&T Audience Awards and the First Feature Award, proudly underwritten by Wells Fargo. Enjoy dazzling live performances by legendary SF drag impresario Heklina, and dance the night away with our Frameline family!

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