Presented by the Berkeley Film Foundation
Screening will be preceded by the short film "The Maze" by Serginho Roosblad.
Screenings followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.
Tuesday August 6 2019 7:00 PM
The New Parkway
$12 - General Admission
$10 - Students/Seniors
"ONE VOICE: The Story of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir" directed by Spencer Wilkinson
"One Voice" illuminates a group of people from diverse faiths, races, genders, socioeconomic backgrounds, and lifestyles, all with a common goal: to bring joy and inspiration to the stage through black gospel music.
In the midst of a country that still finds itself grappling with issues of race, gender equality, and intolerance, a group in Oakland, California, continues the rich historical tradition of using music to promote peace, love, and acceptance.
With a history that spans three decades, OIGC has inspired audiences all over the world. Yet, it stays true to its Oakland roots, lifting the spirits of the homeless, elderly, and inmates throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. From its humble beginning to OIGC’s 30th Anniversary celebration on the historic Paramount Theatre stage, this choir continues to circulate musical excellence through the manifestation of "One Voice".
"THE MAZE" directed by Serginho Roosblad.
The Maze explores the historical, cultural, and environmental impact surrounding of the MacArthur Maze freeway interchange in Oakland. From Ohlone shellmounds to homeless communities in West Oakland, this film examines how the convergence of four distinct landscapes — a state park, a shopping mall, a neighborhood, and a port – came to be and how they each represent a part of the history of the San Francisco East Bay Area.