A decade after being ostracized for coming out as gay to his Southern Baptist family, rising country star Brandon Stansell is going home. Three Chords and A Lie (2020) follows Brandon as he returns to his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, revisiting painful memories of social exclusion even as he discovers just how much has changed in the years since his departure. Along the way, the film considers larger issues of representation and diversity in the country music industry.

In this CWC Virtual event, director Trent Atkinson and documentary subject Brandon Stansell will join Tyler Morgenstern (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) for a virtual conversation about the making of this fascinating documentary.

Please note that this event will not include a screening.  A link for screening the film will be distributed to registered participants two days before the event


Event Details

  • Gary White
  • John Ikerd
  • Mario Munoz
  • Brian Patton

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