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<i>Tongues Untied</i>. 1989. USA. Directed by Marlon Riggs
  • Tongues Untied

    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



  • Tongues Untied

    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. (MR; POV) 55 min.