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Essential Black Filmmaker Marlon Riggs: Triple Feature

Essential Black Filmmaker Marlon Riggs: Triple Feature

Come to one or all three films--they're hard to find elsewhere, but all available on the library's streaming film service, Kanopy!


Ethnic Notions (1987)

1:00—2:00 PM

A deep dive into the media’s reinforcement of anti-black prejudice, this Emmy-winning documentary pulls no punches in its analysis of black representation in a white-dominated society.

Tongues Untied (1989)

2:15—3:15 PM

Winner of Best Documentary Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, this documentary provides much-needed insight into the lives of black gay men and their struggles against racism, homophobia, and marginalization.

Black Is… Black Ain’t (1995)

3:30—5:00 PM

Winner of the 1995 Sundance Filmmakers Trophy, this film addresses the concept of “blackness” within the black community. A celebration of black diversity, filmmaker Marlon Riggs asks all the toughest questions.


Saturday, February 16, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Event Organizer

Emily Lloyd

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