About this project
Welcome to the South, where amidst confederate flags and pop country radio there lies a new generation of queer activists who spend their nights creating independent music, promoting acceptance and celebrating queer visibility.This road movie aims to investigate the complex historical relationship between Southern music, identity politics and resistance through personal interviews, rich landscapes and riveting performances.
With your support, I plan to take my completed film on the road, screening at different venues throughout the country alongside performances from featured bands. I plan to invite local queer and feminist bands to play, in an effort to promote their music and highlight the links between regional communities.
In order to do all this rad stuff, I need y'all to help me out with a projector, a screen and travel costs. $2500 is the bare minimum for me here, and I'd LOVE to double my initial goal!
I want Whistlin' Dixie to inspire folks around the country to pick up a guitar and build their own queer communities right there in their hometowns. And with your support, this just may be within reach.
Featuring: Midtown Dickens (Durham, NC), 307 Knox Records (Durham, NC), Mellisa York & The Butchies (Durham, NC), Amy Ray (Atlanta, GA), Heather McEntire of Bellafea, Mount Moriah & Un Deux Trois (Durham, NC), Athens Boys Choir (Athens, GA), Mondohomo 2010 (Atlanta, GA), Street Poet & Speak On it Entertainment, Humble Tripe (Durham, NC),Spooky Qs (Lexington, KY),& Pink Flag (Durham, NC)
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