ITHACA, NY — The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series at Ithaca College will host a free public showing of the documentary “The Chorus” on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in Textor 101. The screening is being held in recognition of World AIDS Day.
The film chronicles the members, both alive and gone, of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, the world’s first and largest openly gay-identified choral organization. The group was founded in 1978, but by the mid 1990s it had lost more than half of its members to AIDS. This touching documentary illuminates the roles that loss and grief, healing and hope have played as part of the choral group’s growth and strength.
Observed each year on December 1, World AIDS Day is an opportunity for individuals and organizations from around the world come together to bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic. The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series is sponsored by the Ithaca College Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services. The theme of this year’s series is “Music: From A Cappella to Queercore.” For more information, visit www.ithaca.edu/lgbt.