For the Doctober series at the Pickford, this year Echoes is sponsoring Gay Chorus Deep South. This movie is meaningful and rich, “...proving just how raw the emotion behind the issues of church, family, and sexuality is" (The Daily Beast, May 2019).
There are only two showings (Oct 6th @ 2:30pm and Oct 21st @ 8:15pm), so get your tickets early!
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.