Tongues Untied

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Marlon Riggs

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1989

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USA

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Documentary

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55

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English with English subtitles

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"Black but loving Black but is the revolutionary act." 'Tongues Untied' portrays black, gay men in the United States and presents us with their cultures and perspectives as they come together of racism, homophobia and marginalization. The film was an artistic new 1989 film by its mix of poetry, music and performance, and Riggs' autobiographical revelations. The film has been hailed by critics for its vision and bold, aesthetic experimentation, and continues to be considered a recognized frontrunner in terms of elegant self-staging.

DIRECTOR

Marlon Riggs

Marlon Troy Riggs (February 3, 1957 – April 5, 1994) was an American filmmaker, educator (professor), poet, and gay rights activist. He produced, wrote, and directed several documentary films, including Ethnic Notions,[1] Tongues Untied, Color Adjustment, and Black is... Black Ain't. Riggs created aesthetically innovative and socially provocative films that examine past and present representations of race and sexuality in America. The Marlon Riggs Collection is now housed at Stanford University Libraries. [

Marlon Riggs

Marlon Troy Riggs (February 3, 1957 – April 5, 1994) was an American filmmaker, educator (professor), poet, and gay rights activist. He produced, wrote, and directed several documentary films, including Ethnic Notions,[1] Tongues Untied, Color Adjustment, and Black is... Black Ain't. Riggs created aesthetically innovative and socially provocative films that examine past and present representations of race and sexuality in America. The Marlon Riggs Collection is now housed at Stanford University Libraries. [

Screenings

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Thursday 29 October

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21:15

The Cinematheque—Benjamin

Tongues Untied

"Black but loving Black but is the revolutionary act." 'Tongues Untied' portrays black, gay men in the United States and presents us with their cultures and perspectives as they come together of racism, homophobia and marginalization. The film was an artistic new 1989 film by its mix of poetry, music and performance, and Riggs' autobiographical revelations. The film has been hailed by critics for its vision and bold, aesthetic experimentation, and continues to be considered a recognized frontrunner in terms of elegant self-staging.

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Screenings

Thursday 29 October

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21:15

The Cinematheque—Benjamin