Southern Circuit - Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury

March 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
Photo of Father James, Father David (Lee), and Father Christopher
Father James, Father David (Lee), and Father Christopher

Union College - Rector Little Theatre

Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury follows the path of Luxury, a band from small-town Georgia, who, on the cusp of success, suffer a devastating touring wreck with long-term consequences. In the intervening years, they continue to make records while three members of the band become Eastern Orthodox priests. Through interviews and archival footage, Parallel Love tells the gripping and poignant story of Luxury and documents the making of a new record, now as priests.

Originally from Atlanta, Hinton grew up loving movies but believed that rock n roll was the more realistic career path. While playing in various bands, he studied Religion and Philosophy at Georgia State University, followed by graduate school at Emory University where he studied Theology. While teaching Religion at Morehouse and Spelman Colleges, he produced, co-directed (along with his wife), and edited his first feature documentary Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp about traditional early American shapenote hymn singing, which has been kept alive in rural Georgia and Alabama for over 150 years. Awake, My Soul has screened in at least 4 continents, aired nationwide on PBS, and has been featured in TIME, NPR, Spin, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Pitchfork, and Les Inrockuptibles (France). Hinton was interviewed on “Bob Edward’s Weekend” (NPR) and “On Point with Tom Ashbrook” (NPR) in connection with Awake, My Soul.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment of the Arts. South Arts, founded in 1975, is a nonprofit regional arts organization advancing Southern vitality through the arts. Their work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective, through an annual portfolio of activities designed to address the role of the arts in impacting the issues important to our region, and linking the South with the nation and the world through the arts.


“An eye-opener” - NPR

“Vibrant. Full of surprises.” – Film Threat

“I couldn’t take my eyes off it. A brilliant tribute.” – Paste Magazine


Click here to watch the official trailer for Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury