Southern Comfort

I fully support building bridges to bring people together rather than constructing walls that divide one group from another. I believe diversity is a strength and am disturbed by those unwilling to venture beyond their narrow circle of like-minded individuals.

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In 2017 the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus toured five homophobic states. It was a brave effort sensibly organized. They traveled to the South with open hearts, offering joyful and healing music to all willing to receive it.

Gay Chorus Deep South directed by David Charles Rodriguez (USA) 2019 is a documentary about that amazing tour and watching it I was often moved to tears.

The film includes several relevant personal stories as well as the reactions of people who attended performances. While most of the songs were traditional religious numbers, only one church agreed to host a concert.

Gay Chorus Deep South opens today for a limited theatrical engagement at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.

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Odd Couple

Sean is a TV weatherman on the verge of a nervous breakdown six months after the end of a romantic relationship.

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He hires Ernesto, a Mexican day laborer, to repaint his deck and finds ways to extend the job in order to escape his loneliness.

This quirky drama reveals the inherent human need for connectedness and the peculiar way some individuals deal with the dilemma.

Some may find Papi Chulo directed by John Butler (USA) 2018 charming while others may view it as a bit creepy. I nearly gave up midway but managed to watch it to the end.

Papi Chulo was released by Breaking Glass Pictures 5 November 2019 on DVD and Blu-ray.

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