The Vineyard’s annual LGBTQ+ film festival is taking place online this weekend instead of at its home, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven.

The festival began on Friday and continues through Sunday May 3, with all six films available for rental streaming at any time of the day through the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society.

The film society introduced the Spectrum Film Festival in 2017. That same year, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarked on a concert tour of the southern states that had enacted the most repressive ant-LGBTQ laws. That journey is represented at this weekend with the documentary Gay Chorus Deep South.

This moving and often uplifting film takes viewers along with the 200-member chorus, aboard the buses, onto the stages and into local communities in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Surprises abound throughout the narrative, beginning when the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir joins the tour, adding another hundred or so voices to the chorus’s message of inclusivity.

The camera also visits with several chorus members — including artistic director Timothy Seelig, a former Southern Baptist minister — as they wrestle with and ultimately confront the shadows of their own Southern upbringings.

What they find on their journey is a South that is slowly changing. In Mississippi, one chorus member’s Southern Baptist father has warm words for a drag-queen soloist. At a conservative radio station, the talk show host is welcoming and supportive.

Along the way, the chorus meets with local LGBTQ support groups and queer Southerners of all ages, from closeted teens to proud old ladies.

“Every person we do meet has an interaction that changes them,” Mr. Seelig says.

The former longtime director of the all-male Turtle Creek Chorale in Dallas, Tex., Mr. Seelig is one of the country’s top choral music directors. Watching him at work is one of the pleasures of the documentary, which contains plenty of top-flight choral music, in particular inspirational songs such as Amazing Grace, Love Can Build a Bridge and You Have More Friends Than You Know.

Other films in this weekend’s festival are Straight Up, a cuttingly smart and funny comedy about finding love; Changing the Game, a documentary following three transgender high school athletes; To the Stars, a coming of age drama set in the 1960s; And Then We Danced, a dance film set in the hyper-masculine world of professional Georgian folk dancing; and Retablo, a Peruvian family drama.

The film society is selling passes to all six films, good through the end of day on May 3. Executive director Richard Paradise said And Then We Danced will be available for a longer run.

For more information, visit Martha's Vineyard Film Society.