Gay Chorus Deep South

World Premiere

USA | 100 MINUTES | English |


Documentary, Drama, LGBTQIA, Music, Politics
To confront a resurgence of faith-based anti-LGBTQ laws brought about in the Trump era, Conductor Tim Seelig leads 300 singers of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus on a bus tour of the deep south, showcasing fine music, confronting political and religious intolerance, and challenging his own troubled past with the church. Joined by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, they bring a message of music, love, and acceptance to communities often on the frontlines against intolerance.

The roadtrip forces Seelig and a handful of other Chorus members who fled the south to confront their own fears, pain, and prejudices on a journey towards reconciliation. In a time of great divide in this country, director David Charles reveals a timely, relevant, and musical exploration of LGBT issues that both challenges and reinforces notions surrounding the South.

—Dan Hunt

After the Premiere Screening: a special performance by The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.

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Directed by David Charles Rodrigues

David Charles Rodrigues is a Greek-American-Brazilian filmmaker and equal rights activist. He's a Sundance New Frontier and Documentary Lab fellow. His work leverages art, music, and cinema to bring challenging messages and human truths to wider audiences. Gay Chorus Deep South is his feature debut.
David Charles Rodrigues
Bud Johnston, Jesse Moss
David Charles Rodrigues, Jeff Gilbert
Adam Hobbs
Bryan Senti
Jeff Gilbert
Executive Producer
James Goode, Tony Högqvist
Associate Producer
Freddie Whitman, Harrison Watkins
Art Director
Melinda Gorham
Additional Photography
Thorsten Thielow
Assistant Editor
Luke Willis
Consulting Producer
Rachel Holbrook, Jenny Gadd
Beau Leon
The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Dr. Tim Seelig, Ashlé, Jimmy White


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