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THEATER SCREENING

Gay Chorus Deep South

June 28

7:00 pm

2019
2 hrs, 7 min
Not Rated
Documentary
A Free Screening and panel discussion in celebration of Pride Month (This screening provides reserved seating.) Town of Cary Council member Lori Bush will provide welcoming remarks prior to the screening of the film.

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.

 

We will host a panel discussion immediately following the film with members of two local LGBTQ affirming choirs: Common Woman Chorus & Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus. Panelist include: Tyrese Howard, Choir President, Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus David Conroy, Board Chair, Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus Kristen Stinnet, Artistic Director, Common Woman Chorus Susie Silver of With Pride Consulting will moderate.

For assistance with accessible seating requests at The Cary Theater after 3pm on Friday and throughout the weekend, please contact the general box office at 919-462-2055, and/or reach out to the House Manager beginning one hour prior to the screening or performance.