1989. USA. Marlon Riggs. 55 min.
Followed by a discussion with Cornelius Moore, California Newsreel
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1989. USA. Directed by Marlon Riggs. Tongues Untied blends documentary, personal reflection, and fiction into an unconventional narrative about the specificity of black gay identity; in addition to documentary footage detailing North American black gay culture, Riggs also tells of his own experiences as a gay man. These include the realization of his sexual identity and coping with the AIDS-related deaths of many of his friends. Other elements within the film include footage of the civil rights movement and clips of Eddie Murphy performing a homophobic stand-up routine. Courtesy of California Newsreel. (MR; POV) 55 min.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2013: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
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