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Apr 8, 2019

Just Added: SC Film Premiere - Gay Chorus Deep South

The Peace Center will screen the South Carolina premiere of the documentary film Gay Chorus Deep South on Sunday, June 9, at 5 p.m., followed by a Q&A panel discussion with the film’s director, David Charles Rodrigues, Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig and First Baptist Greenville Pastor Jim Dant.

 

Gay Chorus Deep South chronicles the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir as they embarked on a 2017 tour of the American Deep South in hopes of uniting in a time of difference.

Led by Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig, the tour brought a message of music, love and acceptance to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. More than 300 singers traveled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the bridge in Selma, performing in churches, community centers and concert halls. The journey challenged Seeling and other chorus members who fled the South to confront their own fears, pain and prejudices on a journey towards reconciliation.

The film, which highlights First Baptist Greenville and Pastor Jim Dant, shows what happened when the lines that often divide us – faith, politics and sexual identity – were erased through the soaring power of music, humanity and a little drag.

The documentary comes to Greenville after making its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

 

For more info about the film, visit https://gaychorusdeepsouth.com/.

 

Tickets for the June 9, 5 p.m. screening of Gay Chorus Deep South are $20 and may be purchased by calling 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online at www.peacecenter.org. Tickets go on sale to Peacekeepers beginning now and go on sale to the public on Friday, April 12, at 10 a.m. Handling fees will apply to phone and online sales.