The Film Collaborative Director: David Charles Rodrigues In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern US states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. Led by 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 traveled throughout the South, performing in churches, community centers and concert halls in hopes of uniting people. The journey challenges Tim and other Chorus members who fled the South to confront their own fears, pain and prejudices on a journey towards reconciliation, sometimes within their own families. What emerges is a vision of a more hopeful US, through the soaring power of music, humanity, and a little drag.
Join us for two nights of film at the Mary Irwin Theatre featuring stories by and about the LGBT2Q+ community. Drinks and popcorn will be available for purchase. Schedule of films:
Wednesday, June 19:
7PM: 6×6 by Love Intersections – series of short films
8PM: Alone In The Game by David McFarland (co-director Natalie Metzger) – feature documentary. Sponsored by PacificSport Okanagan and viaSport British Columbia
Thursday, June 20:
8:15PM: The Fruit Machine by Sarah Fodey – feature documentary
9:45PM: Yūrei ga Tōru/ KKBB Collective – indie film
Sponsored by Mark Paterson
Kelowna Out & Proud Film Festival is an affiliate event of Kelowna Pride 2019
This is an 18+ event, please bring ID to prove DOB. Admission by $15 membership to the Kelowna Out & Proud Film Club. Membership is available online at RotaryCentrefortheArts.com or by calling the Rotary Centre for the Arts Box Office: 250.717.5304