Director
Marlon Riggs
Year
1989
Run Time
55
min
Country
USA
Language
English
PROGRAM Time
minutes
Content warning:
The seminal documentary on Black gay life, Emmy Award-winning director Marlon T. Riggs’ 1989 Tongues Untied uses poetry, personal testimony, rap, and performance (featuring poet Essex Hemphill and others), to describe the homophobia and racism that confront Black gay men.
This film is presented in
English
with English subtitles.

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This short film program includes the following films:

Affirmations

10
min 
Content warning:
An exploration of Black gay male desires and dreams, Affirmations starts with an affectionate, humorous confessional and moves on to a wish for empowerment and incorporation.
DIRECTOR
Marlon T. Riggs
COUNTRY
USA
LANGUAGE
English

Anthem

9
min 
Content warning:
Marlon Riggs’ experimental music video politicizes the homoeroticism of African-American men. With sensual, sexual, and defiant images and words intended to provoke, Anthem reasserts the “self-evident right” to life and liberty in an era of pervasive anti-gay and anti-Black backlash and hysterical cultural repression.
DIRECTOR
Marlon T.Riggs
COUNTRY
USA
LANGUAGE
English

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (No Regret)

38
min 
Content warning:
Through music, poetry and quiet, at times, chilling self-disclosure, five positive black gay men speak of their individual confrontation with AIDS, illuminating the difficult journey black men throughout America have made in coping with the personal and social devastation of the epidemic. From panic, resignation, and silence to the discovery of the redemptive, healing power in being vocal and visible as HIV-positive black gay men, each tells a singular and at the same time familiar story of self-transformation—a story in which a once shameful, unmentionable “affliction” is forged into a tool of personal and communal empowerment in Marlon T. Riggs’ seminal 1992 film.
DIRECTOR
Marlon T. Riggs
COUNTRY
USA
LANGUAGE
English
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