CIFF Selects ends season with 'Gay Chorus Deep South'

Oct 10, 2019
A scene from "Gay Chorus Deep South" (2019, USA).

CAMDEN — The Points North Institute closes its 2019 CIFF Selects series with a special, pre-theatrical release screening of the award-winning documentary "Gay Chorus Deep South" (2019, USA) at the Camden Opera House on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. The film is being co-presented by OUT Maine.

"Gay Chorus Deep South" follows 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-LGBTQ laws in southern states. Joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the tour brings 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 in hopes of uniting us in a time of difference.

“A truly engaging film that highlights the power of community,” said Ben Fowlie, executive and artistic director of the Points North Institute. “We are thrilled to share the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award winner with our local audiences.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and can be purchased on the day of show at the Camden Opera House box office, 29 Elm St., or in advance at pointsnorthinstitute.org. All screenings are free for students younger than 18, or who present a valid college ID. The CIFF Selects program is sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.

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