The documentary Gay Chorus Deep South, winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Tribeca Film Festival, released a power new official trailer, weeks before it opens in theaters. Gay Chorus Deep South directed by David Charles Rodrigues documents the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus as they embark on a tour of the American Deep South, in response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBT laws and the divisive 2016 election.
Led by conductor Dr. Tim Seelig and joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir; the award-winning Gay Chorus Deep South is the timely story of 300 brave singers who traveled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas bringing a message of love and acceptance to those fighting intolerance. The ensuing conversations and connections offer a glimpse of a less polarized America, where the issues that divide us – faith, politics, sexual identity – are set aside by the soaring power of music, humanity and a little drag.
The film will open in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 30 at Laemmle Monica Film Center, and in New York on Friday, November 1 at The Metrograph .
Director 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.